Pixie Chart of the week | Demand and emissions down across Europe

In this week’s extended Chart of the Week, we’ve looked at daily average electricity demand and carbon emissions across five key European markets, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, for a 4-week period from 23 March (the commencement of lockdown in the UK) to 19 April.

In order to assess carbon emissions across Europe we have applied the National Grid’s Carbon Intensity Forecast Methodology to each country’s generation mix and demand data, sourced from national Transmission System Operators (TSOs).

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