IEA: 25% fall in weekly energy demand during Covid-19 pandemic

30 April 2020 (Last Updated April 30th, 2020 10:49)

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report into the impacts of Covid-19 on global energy demand and carbon dioxide emissions, revealing that both metrics are falling at an unprecedented rate.

The report, ‘Global Energy Review 2020’, was published today, and draws from 100 days of research into the spread of Covid-19 and the responses of countries around the world, to draw ominous conclusions for the energy industry. Of greatest concern will be the precipitous decline in global energy demand, with countries in full lockdown seeing a 25% decline in energy demand per week.

Read more about the IEA's report into energy usage during the pandemic here.