China burns half of coal consumption worldwide, figures show

China burns half of coal consumption worldwide, figures show

30 January 2013 The Guardian

China overtook the US as the world's biggest carbon emitter in 2007 and became world's largest energy consumer in 2010.

 

China now burns nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined.

The country's appetite for the carbon-intensive fuel rose by 9% in 2011, to 3.8bn tonnes, meaning it now accounts for 47% of worldwide coal consumption.

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