Mar 24, 2020 - Energy & Environment

Coronavirus restrictions have reduced electricity demand across Europe

Reproduced from Ember; Chart: Axios Visuals
Reproduced from Ember; Chart: Axios Visuals

Analysis from U.K.-based clean energy think tank Ember shows lower power demand in Europe as countries impose new restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

By the numbers: "In Italy, although the week-on-week fall was 12%, there was already an 8% impact from the previous week, implying a total impact of 20% over the last 2 weeks," the post notes. Countries entered those weeks in different phases of their outbreak response.

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