How COVID-19 Could Alter Our Need For Electricity

How COVID-19 Could Alter Our Need For Electricity
This Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, shows electricity-generating wind turbines in a corn field just outside Carlock, Ill. Experts say the COVID-19 pandemic could change our need for producing and using electricity. David Mercer / AP Photo
How COVID-19 Could Alter Our Need For Electricity
This Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, shows electricity-generating wind turbines in a corn field just outside Carlock, Ill. Experts say the COVID-19 pandemic could change our need for producing and using electricity. David Mercer / AP Photo

How COVID-19 Could Alter Our Need For Electricity

As the fight against COVID-19 continues, stay-at-home orders are driving up energy consumption across the country.

Reset’s sustainability contributor Karen Weigert and economic researcher Steve Cicala discuss how the pandemic might force us to rethink how we produce and use electricity.

GUESTS: Karen Weigert, vice president at Slipstream

Steve Cicala, assistant professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy