Behind the Numbers
Each month, Deloitte University Press examines a topic of interest on its economics blog, which is called Behind the Numbers.
Greening the mix: A look at changing energy consumption patterns and emission reduction Behind the Numbers, November 2016
A recent fall in US energy-related emission levels has been attributed to changing fuel consumption patterns, primarily toward natural gas. However, while natural gas is “cleaner” than other fossil fuels, it is far less clean than alternates such as renewables. Given how the country still heavily relies on fossil fuels for its energy needs, is the United States really on a path of reduced emissions?Read
The curious case of manufacturing capacity utilization: Why hasn’t it recovered from the Great Recession? Behind the Numbers, June 2016
Manufacturing capacity utilization—an important measure of inflation—is yet to reach pre-recessionary levels. What does this mean for different industries, and for the economy as a whole?Read
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