Environment Counts | World energy intensity has declined by a third since 1990 :
Energy intensity is defined as the amount of energy required to produce a unit of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has just released data that shows that the World’s energy intensity has dropped by a third since 1990. Energy productivity is the amount of GDP produced for each unit of energy consumption, which is the inverse of energy intensity.
Among major nations the data shows that China’s energy productivity has shown the greatest percentage increase 133%. For comparison the energy productivity of Europe, United States, India, Europe and Canada have increased by 58%, 49%, 37% and 38% respectively. Global energy intensity continues to decline, EIA, July 2016