Lockdowns resulting from Covid-19 are sparking reflection across the world, with many institutions looking to take stock through large-scale surveys (not least African Energy, which is currently inviting responses from companies active in the commercial and industrial power generation sector). Law firm Ashurst has carried out a survey of 2,090 executives from companies which are operators, investors or significant users of energy to assess attitudes and investment plans for the energy transition. The companies included had an average annual turnover of $15bn and were evenly spread across the G20 countries. Results were published this month.