Saturday, September 26, 2009

Energy Intensity

Now I've put my database together we can have a first look at the data:

Energy intensity is energy in terms of kilogrammes of oil equivalent per dollar of GDP using purchasing power parity adjusted exchange rates in 2005 prices. There are 3663 data points. There certainly doesn't seem to be any simple relationship between the level of income and energy intensity. On the other hand we can see some clear downward trends in energy intensity in individual countries. The goal of my project is mainly to explain the differences between countries that we see here though not ignoring the causes of changes in energy intensity within countries.

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