Japan: GDP vs Energy Use

I found this interesting graph on Wikipedia:

What it shows is empirical evidence that GDP and energy use don't always have to follow one another. Of course there is a relationship between the two, but what the graph shows is that it is possible for GDP to continue growing without necessarily increasing energy use. Graph is here.

1 comment:

rjs said...

not surprising...different components of goods and service that go into GDP have different energy requirements...a new automobile might contribute as much to GDP as month in an assisted living facility, but their energy use is quite different...