economic growth

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Ideally, economic growth is decoupled from energy consumption. This can be achieved through different measures, one of them being energy efficiency or a shift towards less energy intensive sectors, such as services.

Economic growth as a development measure.

Related terms:
sustainable developmentThe concept of sustainable development was introduced in the World Conservation Strategy (IUCN 1980) and had its roots in the concept of a sustainable society and in the management of renewable resources. Adopted by the WCED in 1987 and by the Rio Conference in 1992 as a process of change in ..., limits to growth, energy intensityEnergy intensity is usually measured as GDP per unit of energy use, and thus describes how much energy an economy needs to produce economic value. For easier comparison of different countries usually the purchasing power parity GDP per kilogram of oil equivalent of energy use is used., green growthGreen growth means promoting economic growth while reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, minimising waste and inefficient use of natural resources, and maintaining biodiversity. Green growth means improving health prospects for populations and strengthening energy security through ...

Broader terms:
economic development

Narrower terms:
feasibility studies for sustainable development projectsA feasibility study considers all factors, like economic, legal and geographical issues, before a power plant is built., energy poverty, resilient economic growth

Linked data frontend for economic growth.

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