Policy changes aid 1.8% cut in global energy intensity - IEA

Global energy intensity fell by 1.8% last year driven by the expansion of government standards, the International Energy Agency said on Monday

Global energy intensity fell by 1.8% last year driven by the expansion of government standards, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Monday. 

The IEA’s latest energy efficiency report noted that the energy intensity improvement, measured by energy used per unit of GDP, was three times the average rate over the past decade. It resulted from a major intensity improvement of 5.6% in China, without which the global energy intensity improvement would have been just 1.4% in 2015.

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