The Global Energy Outlook: What Has Changed Due to COVID-19?

A discussion on the implications of the coronavirus pandemic for the global energy system.


May 20, 2020


11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Eastern Time


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RFF Live

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On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, Resources for the Future (RFF) hosted “The Global Energy Outlook 2020: What Has Changed Due to COVID-19?” This webinar coincided with the release of the Global Energy Outlook 2020RFF’s annual report that synthesizes global energy market projections and analysis from leading energy organizations and corporations—and an accompanying interactive web tool. The only such report of its kind, RFF’s 2020 Global Energy Outlook harmonizes analyses from other organizations to allow for a clear understanding and easy comparison of potential future energy markets, energy security scenarios, climate trajectories, and policy options at global, regional, and national levels.

The event, part of our RFF Live series, featured an in-depth panel discussion on some of the potential long-term outlooks for energy markets and the short- and long-term implications of COVID-19 for the global energy system.

This year’s Global Energy Outlook includes projections from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, BP, Equinor, ExxonMobil, the Institute of Energy Economics of Japan, the International Energy Agency, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Shell, and the US Energy Information Administration.


  • Helima Croft, RBC Capital Markets
  • Mark Finley, Rice University’s Baker Institute
  • Richard G. Newell, Resources for the Future (moderator)
  • Meghan O’Sullivan, Harvard University’s Kennedy School
  • Daniel Raimi, Resources for the Future (moderator)

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