Policy changes aid cut in global energy intensity

A drop in international energy intensity has been driven by China but energy efficiency improvements across the world have also contributed

Progress in the passenger and freight transport sectors has been slow. Photograph: 123RFGlobal energy intensity fell by 1.8% last year driven by the expansion of government standards, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

The IEA’s latest energy efficiency report, published on 10 October, notes that the improvement in energy intensity, measured by energy used per unit of GDP, was three times the average rate over the past decade.

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