COVID-19 and the Energy Sector: Perspectives for Policymakers

There have been clear shifts in the demand for energy in the Caribbean as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues.

Like other areas, the energy sector in the Caribbean has been impacted by the virus that has caused serious disruptions worldwide. Border closures, country lockdowns and other protocols that have been instituted to slow the spread of the virus have caused domino effects of labour challenges and delays in the importation of fuel, for example.

In a policy paper that focuses on COVID-19 and the energy sector, the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE), pointed to shifts in demand from traditional sectors to to domestic use.

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