COVID-19 and Sustainable Energy Development: Agendas for Future Research

Kevin Lo*

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    The COVID-19 pandemic is having a massive impact on and may fundamentally change the pathways and trajectories of sustainable energy development. This article examines the impact of COVID-19 on Asia’s sustainable energy development and proposes agendas for future energy research in response to the pandemic. The review and research agendas are oriented towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7), ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. The following three key questions need to be addressed by researchers: (1) In what ways does COVID-19 make sustainable energy development more important than ever? (2) What are the short- and long-term effects of COVID-19 on sustainable energy development? (3) How can responses to COVID-19 meet the objectives of sustainable energy development?

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)20-25
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Asian Energy Studies
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2020

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Energy (miscellaneous)
    • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Asia
    • COVID-19
    • Pandemic
    • Sustainable energy development


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