Global energy intensity is decreasing

Energy intensity, the amount of energy needed to produce one unit of GDP, has decreased by 1,5% on average worldwide since 1990. Disparities of very high energy intensity remain: it is 25% lower than the world average for Japan, Western Europe, Latin America, and South Asia, but 40% higher for North America. North and Oceania. China, which had the highest level of energy intensity in 1980, saw its energy intensity drop four times faster than the rest of the world: it is now in the world average. These are just some of the findings of a study of the energy policies of 63 countries around the world conducted by ADEME as part of the World Energy Council. The study "Policies and Indicators of Energy Efficiency in the World" evaluates the effectiveness of various energy policy measures taken in these 63 countries.

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