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Posted Thu Sep 29 2011: from TIME:
Amid Paeans to Energy Efficiency, the World Is Getting Less Efficient
...Energy efficiency should be a no brainer -- after all, who wants to waste? The savings help the environment and the bottom line as well. You can have political quibbles with renewables or natural gas or imported oil. But who would be against getting lean and mean? No one -- but that doesn't mean we're following through with the drive for greater efficiency. A new analysis by the Worldwatch Institute shows that global energy intensity -- "the amount of energy needed to produce a given unit of economic output -- actually increased by 1.35 percent in 2010. That reverses a broad trend of decline energy intensity -- meaning improved energy efficiency -- over the past 30 years in the global economy.
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