Companies urge renewables support in COVID-19 recovery package, but near-term effects in doubt

Utility Dive: American corporations want the post-pandemic recovery to be a green recovery, according to a July 21 letter to Congress. Renewable energy could indeed play a role in the recovery from COVID-19, analysts say, but the details of the plan will determine its success.

The letter is signed by 32 companies, mostly in the food, technology and apparel industries, and it does suggest some details. It asks that any COVID-19 stimulus package include provisions to modernize the grid and incentivize electrification and energy efficiency.

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