decoupling of gdp and energy growth A CEO guide McKinsey Quarterly April 2019

When I try to reduce the whole of economics to one idea to make it a more accessible subject at the theory level, sometimes I like to use the following idea – energy must be injected into a system that contains things we dug out of the ground in order to make the things we want. This principle applies to agricultural commodities as much as it does to making metals and composites for motor vehicles