While countries across Europe have significantly curbed public life in a bid to fight against coronavirus pandemic, European countries have seen electricity demand fall 2-7% week-on-week with the U.K least impacted so far, according to an electricity analyst at climate thinktank Ember.

“These are very significant falls in the context of electricity demand, where temperature-adjusted changes are normally small,” said Dave Jones in a recent analysis.

Jones said Italy, Spain and possibly France have been having double the influence of any other country and 20% in Italy in the last 2 weeks.

“Last Friday, the Italian utility A2A said

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