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New Study: Energy use – direct correlation to economic growth

26 Jan

A study that relates global energy use to economic growth, published in the January issue of BioScience, finds strong correlations between these two measures both among countries and within countries over time. The research leads the study’s authors to infer that energy use limits economic activity directly.

They conclude that an “enormous” increase in energy supply will be required to meet the demands of projected world population growth and lift the developing world out of poverty without jeopardizing standards of living in most developed countries.

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