## What is energy intensity?

Energy intensity is defined as the amount of energy used to produce a given level of output or activity. Using less energy to produce a product or provide a service results in reduced energy intensity.

### Why is energy intensity important?

Energy intensity is a measure of an economy’s energy efficiency and shows how much energy is needed in order to produce a unit of gross domestic product (GDP). For instance, if an economy becomes more efficient in its use of energy and its GDP remains constant, then the ratio for this indicator should fall.

#### How do you calculate energy intensity?

Intensity can be found by taking the energy density (energy per unit volume) at a point in space and multiplying it by the velocity at which the energy is moving. The resulting vector has the units of power divided by area (i.e., surface power density).

What is the unit of energy intensity?

Typical units for energy intensity are joules (or Btu) per US dollar; however, there are other equivalent metrics used. The smaller the energy intensity ratio is, the lower the energy intensity of a particular nation.

Is a high energy intensity good?

High energy intensity means high industrial output as portion of GDP. Countries with low energy intensity signifies labor intensive economy.

## What is the energy intensity of GDP?

Energy intensity is a measure of how efficiently the economy uses energy to produce every dollar of GDP.

### Is high energy intensity good or bad?

High energy intensities indicate a high price or cost of converting energy into GDP. Low energy intensity indicates a lower price or cost of converting energy into GDP.

#### How can we reduce energy intensity?

Take these steps to help reduce your energy consumption.

1. Shutdown your computer. Computers are some of the biggest energy users in office buildings.
2. Choose the right light.
3. Eliminate vampire power: unplug idle electronics.