转载: “China’s Coal Demand May Peak Before 2020”

“China’s economic development has been entering into a new era of service-oriented growth,” which will require less energy than manufacturing and infrastructure development, writes Li. The Chinese have been building power plants that burn coal more efficiently and tearing down old facilities. The push to expand renewable energy is chipping away at coal’s share of power generation. In 2010 coal-fired power plants supplied 75.6 percent of China’s electricity; that dipped to 73.3 percent by 2013. In the past three years, China has added 64 gigawatts of hydropower, 46 Gw of wind power, 15 Gw of solar power, and 4 Gw of nuclear power, Li calculates. According to the EIA, renewable energy makes up 12 percent of China’s total power production.”

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