Covid-19 and the Shift Towards Net-Zero Emissions in Australia: Accelerating the Energy Transition
Article from: OGEL 5 (2021), in Energy Transition
Like most advanced economies, the impact of COVID-19 in Australia was immense. Of course, there were social and health impacts, but Australia also felt the impact in its supply chains and commodities, exposing existing fissures and demonstrating the weaknesses of its poor manufacturing sector. To respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian federal government implemented `gas-fired' economic recovery, supporting the exploration for new sources of gas as part of not only a manufacturing recovery plan, but also an energy transition plan. Australia's attempts at energy ...