IEA laments 'lost opportunity' as energy intensity improvements suffer slowdown

James Murray
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IEA laments 'lost opportunity' as energy intensity improvements suffer slowdown

Agency warns primary energy intensity improved at its slowest rate since 2010 last year

As if meeting the world's decarbonisation goals is not hard enough already, one of the most consistently effective mechanisms for curbing emissions appears to be faltering. That is the stark warning...

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