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These images show the impact of coronavirus on electricity demand in Chinese cities

An empty street in Yueyang, Hunan province, China, in January 2020 Image: REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Christopher Elvidge

Director, Earth Observation Group, Payne Institute for Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines

Feng-Chi Hsu

Research Associate, Earth Observation Group, Payne Institute for Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines

Tilottama Ghosh

Research Associate, Earth Observation Group, Payne Institute for Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines

Mikhail Zhizhin

Research Associate, Earth Observation Group, Payne Institute for Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines

Morgan Bazilian

Director, Payne Institute for Public Policy and Professor of Public Policy, Colorado School of Mines

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Figure 1. Light levels in Wuhan compared with this period last year
Figure 1. Light levels in Wuhan compared with this period last year Image: Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines
Figure 2. Light levels in Changsha compared with this time last year
Figure 2. Light levels in Changsha compared with this time last year Image: Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines
Figure 2. Light levels in Xi'an compared with this time last year
Figure 2. Light levels in Xi'an compared with this time last year Image: Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines
Figure 4. Light levels in Delhi compared with this time last year
Figure 4. Light levels in Delhi compared with this time last year Image: Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines
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