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Energy Demand Growth Is Passé

September 23rd, 2012 by François Lévêque, Ecole des mines de Paris

While politicians are trying to figure out how to get the economy growing again, a growing number of energy efficiency experts are working equally hard to bring energy demand growth to a permanent halt. We are, of course, not talking about the developing world, but the advance economies that use large amounts of energy on a per capita basis, and by some measures, have already reached or may bed approaching demand saturation levels.

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