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IEA Webinar – Energy Efficiency Indicators

[iea.org] – Energy Efficiency Indicators Highlights 2016 (pdf, 154p)

Graphs below:

The world needs ever less energy to produce the same GDP:

IEA World energy balances, 2016; TPES: total primary energy supply; GDP based on 2010 USD, market exchange rates.

How much energy is needed to make a buck:

20% decrease on average over 24 years

How is the energy used:

For the purposes of this chapter, the IEA aggregate refers to the twenty IEA member countries for which energy efficiency data covering most of the end-uses are available: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. These countries represented 85% of the total 2013 IEA final energy consumption.

Main sources of CO2:

“Keeping the lights on” is not the issue, “keeping your house warm” is:

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