Effects of Covid-19 outbreak on environment and renewable energy sector

Eroglu H.

ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY, vol.23, no.4, pp.4782-4790, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10668-020-00837-4
  • Page Numbers: pp.4782-4790


Many articles have been written in the medical field related to the Covid-19 outbreak that has surrounded the World and killed many people. However, its environmental and energy impacts have not been sufficiently studied. Some sources argue that Covid-19 outbreak reduces pollution environmentally, while others say that environmentally significant damages await us. On the other hand, it is wondered how the global flexible renewable energy sector will react to Covid-19 outbreak. In this study, the effects of Covid-19 outbreak in terms of the environment and renewable energy sector in the literature were examined in detail and the findings obtained were discussed. The main aim of this study is to shed light on the future studies of environmental and renewable energy researchers.