Energy snapshot

Factors influencing GHG emissions

Global energy intensity – measured as the amount of primary energy demand needed to produce one unit of gross domestic product (GDP) – fell by 1.8% in 2016.

This improvement in energy intensity is the main reason why global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions have levelled off since 2014. Lower energy intensity was responsible for offsetting three-quarters of the increase in emissions due to GDP growth, with the shift to renewables and other low-emission fuels offsetting the other quarter.

Source: Energy Efficiency 2017

5 October 2017

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