The effects of changes in the economic structure on energy demand in the Soviet Union and the United States of America

  • Yu. D. Kononov
  • H. G. Huntington
  • E. A. Medvedeva
  • G. A. Boyd
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It is widely recognized that an economy can reduce its energy intensity through many channels. Improvements in the energy efficiencies of certain processes in individual industries are important but capture only a part of the response. Shifts in the structure of an economy’s production for energy-intensive sectors have been and will continue to be an important factor in lowering the energy use per unit output in many economies (Marlay, 1984). Analysts in both the Soviet Union and the United States of America expect that the changing economic structure will continue to reduce the aggregate energy intensity in each country. There exists, however, considerable uncertainty about the rate of decline in the energy intensity due to such shifts.


Energy Demand Energy Intensity Industrial Output Gross National Product Electricity Intensity 
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  • Yu. D. Kononov
  • H. G. Huntington
  • E. A. Medvedeva
  • G. A. Boyd

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