COVID-19 Recovery Resource Hub

COVID-19 Recovery Resource Hub

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a collapse of economic activity across the globe and an almost unprecedented level of job loss. Once the health crisis passes, governments and the private sector will need to focus their attention on stimulus and recovery plans that will create and retain jobs.

Job creation and infrastructure modernization go hand-in-glove. As governments develop stimulus plans that include massive spending on infrastructure projects, the EE Global Alliance is working with its partners to encourage global leaders to fully leverage energy efficiency – the best solution for creating jobs while remaining focused on achieving our climate goals. Energy efficiency is critical not only for our economic revival, but also to ensure a more efficient, low-carbon, and resilient global economy.

This Resource Hub, curated by the #EEGlobal Alliance, provides a continually updated set of resources, analysis, and insights on the central role of energy efficiency in rebuilding the global economy.



  • Global Energy Efficiency Indicator Study Release, Presented by JCI and the EE Global Alliance, April 29, 10 AM EDT: This webinar will focus on the results of JCI’s 2019 Global Energy Efficiency Indicator survey, which tracks current and planned investments, key drivers, and organizational barriers to improving energy efficiency in facilities.  The COVID-19 crisis provides the specific context for this webinar: With reference to historical EE Indicator Survey data, Clay Nesler will explore what the surveys revealed about companies’ priorities during the economic recovery from the 2009 recession; in the context of the 2019 data, he will then discuss what these historical lessons can teach us about what may come next. View a recording here.
  • Energy Efficiency and Economic Recovery: Lessons from the Great Recession in the E.U. and U.S., June 29, 10 AM EDT: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the European Economic Recovery Plan were two massive stimulus packages passed in 2009 to counter the effects of the economic slowdown. In this webinar, experts from both continents will reflect on the role of energy efficiency in these packages, the legacy of the stimuli on efficiency and our energy systems today, and lessons learned for governments and the private sector around the world as we plan for stimulus and recovery investments. Register here.


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