Coronavirus lifestyle improves climate-change behaviors. Will it last?

“In a lot of communities, the transportation sector creates more emissions than electricity in normal times,” said Kathleen Treseder, a UC Irvine climate change researcher. That’s especially true in California, where natural gas and coal account for less than 40% of electricity sources … “This is a great opportunity to use a stimulus to promote greener business priorities,” Treseder said. “I don’t think we’ll see it at the federal level but maybe at the state level. California is already doing quite a bit in that direction.”