with Paulina Firozi The coronavirus crisis is not only battering the oil and gas industry. It’s drying up capital and disrupting supply chains for businesses trying to move the country toward cleaner sources of energy. And while President Trump has promised lifelines for airlines and oil companies struggling with a drastic decrease in energy demand, there is much less focus in Washington on economic relief for renewables, my colleague Steven Mufson and I report. The federal response today stands in contrast the one to the Great Recession a decade ago, when Congress and the Obama administration earmarked an unprecedented sum for renewable energy and more efficient automobiles in a stimulus bill. Back then the United States spent $112 billion to boost “green” energy, according to the World Resources Institute. The impact of the crisis on wind, solar and other clean-energy firms is already showing up in jobs numbers. About […]