The International Hydropower Association (IHA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have issued a call for action, asking governments to focus on a coronavirus economic recovery plan that puts renewables at the centre.

In the document, IHA and IRENA – alongside other 100 renewable energy institutions – have written: “To provide long-term policy certainty in this time of crisis, governments must consider affirming existing and planned support schemes, as well as continuing to implement appropriate market and policy frameworks that support grid development, storage and flexibility, and other infrastructure critical to support a higher penetration of renewable energy.