GDP and final energy intensity growth (EU)

  • The highest the economic growth, the more rapid the decrease of the intensity; again, this did not happen in 2010 for instance as the significant rebound of activity was accompanied by an increase in the energy intensity.
  • Increasing final energy intensity when GDP growth falls under 2%: part of final consumption is not dependant on GDP; 2009 did not follow that trend because of deep structural changes in industry (greater contraction of activity in energy intensive branches).
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GDP and final energy intensity growth (EU)


Note: Final energy intensity at normal climate