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China’s energy consumption double world average


13:06, December 29, 2011

BEIJING - China's energy consumption per GDP is 2.2 times the world average, said Zhang Ping, director of the National Development and Reform Commission, the Legal Evening News reported.

Zhang said that China is becoming more reliant on other countries in terms of major mineral resources. More than half of the petroleum and iron ore China consumes is imported. China's domestic economy has been developing at an annual rate of 11.2 percent, while the annual increase in energy consumption remains at 6.6 percent.

Zhang also mentioned that in 2012 the government's annual investment in rural areas will surpass 1 trillion yuan ($158 million) for the first time in history, the paper reported.


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cjared at 2011-12-30175.139.7.*
How can energy consumption only increase by 6.6% while the economy is growing by 11.2%? Energy consumption growth must be greater than economic growth. Until some miracle invention in energy efficiency comes along, does China have such a miracle invention? I doubt it. So, which figure is not accurate?

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