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Energy Consumers Growing Lax About Reducing Their Use, IEA Says

  • Global energy intensity fell at slowest pace in a decade
  • Energy demand grew almost 2% after two years of slower gains
Air Pollution In The Mongolian Capital's Ger Districts
Photographer: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

The world is growing more complacent about efforts to squeeze down the use of energy.

That’s the signal coming from an International Energy Agency report, which found the smallest improvement in efficiency in a decade after demand for fuels of all kinds grew more strongly in 2017.