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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Energy intensity in US manufacturing sector down 17 percent

US manufacturing energy intensity; Source: EIA US manufacturing energy intensity; Source: EIA

Improvements in energy efficiency and changes in the manufacturing output mix have resulted in a significant decrease in energy intensity in the US. Total energy consumption in the American manufacturing sector decreased by 17 percent in the period from 2002 to 2010, despite only a 3 percent decrease in gross output, according to recently released data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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