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Reviving Manufacturing, Saving Energy: Can We Do Both?

March 20, 2013 by Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson

global energy intensity

There’s no question that using energy more efficiently is crucial in both meeting the rising global demand and in minimizing climate change. The good news is the US has been on a long trend of becoming more efficient.[read more]

How Emissions Decline in the Real World

April 11, 2012 by Breakthrough Institute

One of the first questions anyone seeking to understand global warming should ask is this: how do emissions decline in the real world?The short answer is that they mostly don't. As nations develop, emissions go up. The one major exception is during economic recessions and depressions, when energy use temporarily declines before...[read more]

Which Nations Have Reduced Carbon Intensity the Fastest?

April 4, 2012 by Jesse Jenkins

IntroductionDriving down global emissions of climate destabilizing carbon dioxide by at least 50 percent by 2050 may be necessary to avoid the most dangerous impacts of global climate change (IEA 2010). To achieve these deep emissions declines while supporting continued economic growth and expanded energy access, particularly in the...[read more]