Donald A. Norman, Ph.D., senior economist
Every four years, the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration surveys manufacturers on their energy use. The prelimi­nary results of the most recent survey, covering the year 2010, are in the process of being released and show that the manufacturing sector's total energy consumption fell between 2002 and 2010. In addition, the intensity of energy consumption (consumption per unit of production) in the manufacturing sector also fell because of increased energy efficiency and changes in the mix of manufacturing activity. Issues in Brief

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