The great decoupling of power use and economic growth

A short Energy Information Administration analysis looks at how the link between power use and economic growth has been severed in some big countries, as the chart below shows.

Why it matters: Stagnant overall electricity growth in the U.S. has helped to shake up power markets as growing use of natural gas and renewables puts the squeeze on coal.

Reproduced from EIA Today in Energy, Nov. 20, 2017; Chart: Axios Visuals