Full Title: Estimating U.S. Energy Demand And Emissions Impacts Of COVID-19 With The Energy Policy Simulator
Author(s): Megan Mahajan
Publisher(s): Energy Innovation Policy & Technology
Publication Date: May 12, 2020
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This research note compares Energy Policy Simulator outputs across three different GDP outlooks and finds that short-term emissions are dependent on the severity of COVID-19 impacts, with 2020 U.S. emissions reductions ranging from 7 to 11 percent relative to 2019. Emissions will likely approach pre-COVID-19 levels by 2025, and COVID-19 is not likely to have a material impact on annual emissions in 2030 or cumulative emissions through 2050.