The COVID-19 pandemic represents an inevitable turn in the energy sector globally, and should be seen as a good opportunity to turn to greener energy alternatives. Demand for oil has plummeted during the coronavirus pandemic, with planes on runways, cars in driveways and people locked at home, leading to the historic event of US oil markets going negative as the price of oil briefly became lower than the cost of shipping it. For an industry that is so dependent on investment these will have serious long-term consequences as oil investment prospects will continue to be increasingly risky, posing a high risk and low return for this sector. Sustainable energy technologies such as solar on the other hand are in no way as completely dependent on investment to keep functioning. Its time for the end of fossil fuels, we should be using this as an opportunity to build renewable infrastructure; unsustainable is at the end of the day unsustainable, and has to end.