by Ben Geman, Axios
- The renewable energy sector is advocating for aid during the next phase of COVID-19 stimulus relief as projects are canceled, layoffs widen, supply chains are disrupted, and companies risk missing deadlines to use tax credits
- The first bills were mainly emergency rescue and stabilization plans, but the next phase could focus more on stimulus and recovery
- Though President Trump does not favor renewables, he has mentioned that he would like to address infrastructure needs in phase 4 of the relief bill
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has stated she would like the energy grid and infrastructure addressed
- The International Energy Agency (IEA) wants to help governments weave climate-friendly provisions into economic recovery packages
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