An “unprecedented” fall in fossil fuel use, driven by the Covid-19 crisis, is likely to lead to a nearly 8 percent drop, according to new research. A coal-burning power plant in Megalopolis, Greece, in March.Credit...Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters Global greenhouse gas emissions are on track to plunge nearly 8 percent this year, the largest drop ever recorded, as worldwide lockdowns to fight the coronavirus have triggered an “unprecedented” decline in the use of fossil fuels, t
Electricity demand in New York City has fallen by as much as 18 percent compared to normal times, the state’s grid operator says. The city that never sleeps has gone quiet during the coronavirus pandemic. Times Square on March 28.
New York has closed all nonessential businesses to battle the country’s worst outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and the resulting effects on electricity demand are becoming starkly apparent. State grid operator NYISO released data Thursday show