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Covid-19: Changes in energy consumption and GHG emissions
The exceptional situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that the city, just like the rest of the country and the world, has practically ceased its activity in terms of services, industry and mobility, with the exception of activities relating to essential services.
This standstill has a direct effect on energy consumption at city level and on a global scale, with clear changes to the usual consumption patterns as well as sectoral distribution. These changes also have a direct impact on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the city.
The Energy Agency offers reports that include the estimation of the weekly evolution of energy consumption and how this translates into a reduction in GHG emissions, based on the information available, in order to gauge the impact of the Covid-19 crisis.
Data is provided on energy consumption (electricity and natural gas) on a sectoral level, along with data on municipal consumption. This data can be used to estimate the reduction in GHG emissions linked to previous cases, as well as sectoral effects in areas such as waste treatment and port and airport activity.