19 January 2011

Energy Intensity ~ Powerful Convergence in Use

The Economist's Daily Chart is again revealing, today of the convergence in Energy Intensity in key economies over time...
"The energy required to produce a unit of GDP is falling in most countries around the world. As countries industrialise, energy-intensive businesses make up a bigger share of the economy. Peaks generally correlate to the high point of heavy industry, before lighter industry and higher value-added businesses (such as services) begin to replace old-fashioned smokestack manufacturers. This often coincides with gains in energy efficiency, too."

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