In India, and countries around the world that are shutting down most aspects of daily life to fight the Coronavirus, demand for electricity has fallen sharply, and with it particulate pollution. And since most of the economic activities require electricity, historically, these factors have been early indicators of broader economic trends.
As the world confronts COVID-19, our researchers at EPIC have launched a portal that has a dynamic tracker showing the impact of the Coronavirus on electricity consumption and particulate pollution for countries like India, China, the United States among others. You can follow our tracker for insights into the severity of the economic downturn and the timing of recoveries in countries and sub-regions throughout the world.
Explore the tracker here