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Wed, Jun 24, 2020

Automaker electric vehicle plans ‘progressing at a rapid pace’ despite pandemic, economic downturn

The global electric vehicle (EV) market is going through a rough patch amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic led to economy-wide lockdowns and supply chain disruptions across the automotive industry. Coupled with a historic decline in oil prices that brought down gasoline prices, these factors are likely to put a significant dent in EV sales in the near term. But automakers are not turning away from the EV market despite recent setbacks. To signal their intent, several major auto industry executives have taken steps to underscore their commitment to vehicle electrification coming out of the pandemic slump.

EnergySource by Julia Pyper

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Tue, Apr 21, 2020

In the wake of a pandemic: Coronavirus impacts on clean energy and climate action

Amid the haze of uncertainty wrought from coronavirus and oil market fallout, clean energy actors will not take a backseat as the world evolves. As the status quo dissolves before a global crisis, and fossil energy markets grow increasingly volatile, renewables and clean tech have an opportunity to chart a new path forward amid the recovery.

EnergySource by Zachary Strauss, Mitali Mirle, and John Soughan

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

The implications of the coronavirus crisis on the global energy sector and the environment

The current drop in oil demand—caused, in large part, by severe reductions in travel due to the coronavirus—combined with the Saudi-Russia oil price war has simultaneously, if temporarily, lowered greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). However, the drop in GHG emissions is likely to be unsustainable in the long term, and the currently low cost of oil has raised questions about the future of clean energy deployment and climate action.

New Atlanticist by Jennifer T. Gordon

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Julia Pyper is a contributing editor at Greentech Media where she covers the global clean energy transition, with a focus on renewable energy, electric mobility, grid edge technologies, and energy policy making. She is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, as well as the host and producer of Political Climate, a bipartisan podcast on energy and environmental issues in America and around the world, presented by the University of Southern California Schwarzenegger Institute.

Previously, Julia covered climate policy for E&E News in Washington, DC, and has conducted reporting several international projects, including in Haiti, Germany, Israel, India, and the Maldives. Her writing has also been published in HuffPost, Scientific American, and the New York Times.

Julia is a graduate of McGill University and earned her master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She holds broadcast associate credits on two segments of CBS’s “60 Minutes.” In 2016, she produced the short documentary “Empowering Haiti,” which was shortlisted in the World Bank’s Film4Climate competition. In 2017, Julia was named a “30 Under 30” awardee by GreenBiz and the World Business Council for Sustainability and is a recipient of the National Press Club Vivian Award.