- China is the world's largest consumer of energy and accounts for a staggering 21% of global energy use. By comparison Canada accounts for 2.7%.
- Energy use in China has increased by more than 150% in the past decade.
- Per capita energy use in China is far below the US, Canada, South Korea, Russia, Japan and the EU.
- China's manufacturing sector accounts for nearly 60% of all consumption.
- China generates more than 70% of their energy from coal.
- China has doubled its coal production in the past decade.
- Coal consumption has increased by 200% in the past decade.
- China's renewable capacity is at 133 GW and growing fast - mostly from hydro and wind.
- Solar PV is the most expensive electricity source in China.
- Natural gas consumption is now outpacing production in China.
Friday, August 17, 2012
10 facts about energy in China
Source: Goldman Sachs Report on Sustainable Growth in China: Spotlight on China, August 13, 2012