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China's coal use to increase 1 gigaton by 2015

By Huang Xiaofang (The Economic Daily)

15:48, December 06, 2011

Edited and translated by Ma Xi, People's Daily Online

During the 12th Five-Year Plan, China's energy consumption of standard coal will increase by 0.8 to 1 gigaton, with an average annual increase of 4.8 percent to 5.5 percent, according to the China Energy Development Report 2011 released recently.

The report said that China's energy consumption increased 900 megatons, with an annual increase of 6.6 percent. China became the world's largest energy consumer in 2010.

Although China's energy consumption ranks first in the world, per capita consumption is still lower than the world average.

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