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"I was in Denmark a couple of weeks ago. In the last few years their economy has increased by 50 percent. Their energy use during the same time frame increased by zero - nothing."

Figure Two: Development in GDP, CO2 and Gross Energy Consumption (sourced: "Energy in Denmark: Development, Policies and Results" 2000

Damn, that's pretty impressive.

"Same thing happened in the U.K., the economy most like ours of all the European economies."

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Not too shabby.

What about the U.S.?

Well, "energy intensity" is decreasing, but overall energy consumption still seems to be increasing, in contrast to Denmark and the U.K. where it has been flat.

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.

by marco on Fri Oct 20th, 2006 at 09:56:34 PM EST
Oops, messed up the graph for the U.K.:

Looking at it again, energy consumption is not quite flat, but it seems flatter than the U.S.'s energy consumption rate.

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.

by marco on Fri Oct 20th, 2006 at 10:00:38 PM EST
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