Electricity demand dropped by more than 20 per cent amid the lockdown, according to a new report. April was the first full month of Covid-19 restrictions in Ireland and people were asked to remain within 2km of their home except for essential journeys for work, food or to seek medical attention. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) said that deliveries of petrol, which had already fallen by 15 per cent in March after the first restrictions were put in place, dropping by a further 55 per cent in April. This was also a drop of 55 per cent compared with April last year. Deliveries of road diesel dropped by 10 per cent in March compared with February and by a further 42 per cent in April. This was a 52 per cent year on year decrease from the figures in April last year.
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