The 2016 Energy Efficiency Market Report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) is now available. The report tracks the core indicators of efficiency progress and policy development globally.

Efficiency improvements above 2000 levels in IEA member countries have saved enough energy in 2015 to power Japan for one year.

IEA notes that energy efficiency is the one energy resource all countries possess in abundance. Strong energy efficiency policy is vital to achieving the policy goals of reducing bills, addressing climate change and air pollution, improving energy security, and increasing energy access.

Global energy intensity improved by 1.8% in 2015, which is more three times the average rate of improvement between 2003 and 2013.

The economies of IEA member countries have grown, populations have risen and vehicle use has increased. Had efficiency levels not improved, energy demand would have been 12% higher than 2000 levels.

The Energy Efficiency Market Report 2016 is available as a free PDF download, with a digital snapshot preview highlighting key points.

Source: IEA