Global Energy Review 2020
The impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on global energy demand and CO2 emissions
The coronavirus (Covid-19) has created the biggest global crisis in generations, sending shock waves through health systems, economies, and societies around the world. Faced with an unprecedented situation, governments are focused on bringing the disease under control and reviving their economies.
The energy sector is also severely affected by this crisis, which has slowed transport, trade and economic activity across the globe. Our latest analysis of daily data through mid-April, published in our Global Energy Review 2020, shows that countries in full lockdown are experiencing an average 25% decline in energy demand per week and countries in partial lockdown an average 18% decline.
The implications of the pandemic for energy systems and clean energy transitions are still evolving but three areas in particular stand out:
In all these areas, the IEA is focused on bringing data, analysis and real-world solutions to help governments navigate these challenges and build secure and sustainable energy systems.
What can we learn from the lessons of the past
The energy industry that emerges from the Covid-19 crisis will be significantly different from the one that came before
Outlook for 2020 and 2021
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