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Short and medium term impacts of the crisis on greenhouse gas emissions­­ ­­– Global coal power generation fell by 8.3% in the first half of 2020, 10 to 16 August 2020

Short and medium term impacts of the crisis on greenhouse gas emissions | Removing fossil fuel subsidies | Global coal power generation fell by 8.3% in the first half of 2020 ­­

New Zealand’s successful elimination of transmission and related policy measures: https://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMc2025203

Short and medium term impacts of the crisis on greenhouse gas emissions and other climate forcers, arguing that positive and negative effects cancel each other: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0883-0.pdf

Removing fossil fuel subsidies and using the savings for recovery measures: https://www.theigc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Removing-Fuel-Subsidies-2020-Policy-brief.pdf

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, forest loss alerts have increased by 77% compared to the average from 2017-19, according to data from Global Land Analysis and Discovery (see https://glad.umd.edu/dataset/glad-forest-alerts for the data).

Global coal power generation fell by 8.3% in the first half of 2020, while wind and solar’s share increased from 8.1% to 9.8%: https://ember-climate.org/project/global-electricity-h12020/ 

All you wanted to know about Corona testing in the US: https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/R/R46481