Low numbers of Covid-19 related infereted individuals in regions having wind resources and energy: A case study
Abstract. This paper investigates the relation between diffusion of COVID-19 and wind resources to provide insights on how sustainable policies for energy production can improve ecosystem, reduce environmental pollution, improve public health and prevent future epidemics. Results reveal that cities in regions with high wind energy production have a lower number of infected individuals of COVID-19, whereas polluted cities with less clean production and low production of energy from sustainable resources (i.e., wind) have higher numbers of infected individuals and deaths. These findings underscore the importance of sustainable energy production to support an ecosystem that protects human health and reduces the associated social welfare loss because of the COVID-19 pandemic and future similar infectious diseases.
Keywords. COVID-19, Coronavirus, Wind Energy, Wind power plant, Clean energy, Climate, environmental sustainability, sustainable development, Environmental pollution.JEL. F21, F68, O53, K23.
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