Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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The Future of the airline Industry

  Airlines face an unprecedented international crisis in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates that the global industry will lose US$252 billion in 2020. Many airlines are cutting up to 90% of their flight capacity. On March 1, more than two million people in the US were flying […]

Integrating urban and rural safety nets in Africa during the pandemic

Markets in Africa’s cities are central to the food chain. But many had to close because of COVID-19 measures. In countries across Africa, the public health restrictions imposed to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic have thrown many people out of work. Cities face the risk of widespread hunger, with the collapse of urban incomes and […]

Google Enters Into Renewable Markets

Google and its parent company, Alphabet Inc., have long put themselves forward as leaders in renewable energy use. Last week, they took that a step further by announcing that they are now “working toward 24×7 clean energy everywhere we have data centers.” Because renewable energy supply fluctuates based on the availability of things like sun and wind, that means […]

Shell CEO Says Corona Pandemic Could Change the Oil Business Forever

Europe’s largest oil company is bracing for permanent change in customer behavior, signaling demand may not fully recover once the coronavirus pandemic is over. The global spread of the virus has roiled oil markets, dragging down profits at some of the biggest producers and promising worse to come next quarter. But the long-term impact on the way […]