Economic lockdowns imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic may spark record cuts in global energy demand and carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. 

The Paris-based IEA said in a report released Thursday that world energy demand could drop by 6% this year because of stay-at-home orders and other travel restrictions. 

FILE – This file photo taken on March 27, 2020 shows Air China planes parked on the tarmac at Beijing Capital Airport. China’s big state-controlled airlines and oil firms said they suffered deep losses during the first quarter of 2020.

The IEA, which advises industrialized nations on energy issues, said the projected 6% drop, seven times the decline after the

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