May 13, 2020

Mapping the Post-COVID Future for Electric Cars, Behavior Change and Energy Demand

Mapping the Post-COVID Future for Electric Cars, Behavior Change and Energy Demand


We’re once again thinking through the practical and theoretical impacts of the pandemic on energy, in the near-term and well into the future. 

Shayle and Stephen talk with Ramez Naam, a futurist, science-fiction author and energy expert. Ramez joined The Interchange last August to talk about some future scenarios for energy. The world is a dramatically different place today, so we’re bringing him back to recalibrate our sights.

We’ll talk about a wide range of subjects, including: oil consumption, behavior changes, demand for electric cars, and whether we’re delaying the energy transition.

Questions we’ll answer:

  • Does this current situation change the four phases of the energy transition? 
  • If oil prices are depressed long-term, what does that do to EVs and clean energy investments?
  • On a practical level, will the crisis encourage governments to make climate-focused stimulus investments?
  • Are other impacts that could bring unforeseen changes further off into the future?

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