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Trends in energy efficiency

Posted by Rich Sweeney on February 1, 2008


Data taken from the BEA and EIA websites.

***Update: Apparently this was unclear to some. One very crude measure of energy efficiency is the amount of stuff you can make with a given amount of electricity. By this metric, you could say energy efficiency has been increasing over the past 16 years, albeit at a rate slower than overall economic growth.

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