The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is inflicting high human and economic costs in China and around the world. The stringent quarantine measures imposed by the Chinese government have severely affected the country’s economic activity, with profound energy and climate implications. Given the enormous size of the Chinese energy economy, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on China’s energy sector is important not only for the country’s own energy transition but also for the global climate agenda.
With the COVID-19 China Energy Impact Tracker, we regularly provide up-to-date information on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on China’s energy sector including the development of energy supply and consumption by sector, carbon emissions and other key indicators. With this we are aiming to better inform the international community and Chinese audience about the status quo of COVID-19’s effects on the Chinese energy economy.