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  • China: World’s Largest Energy Consumer and Greenhouse Gas Emitter

  • May 20, 2015

  • China outranks the United States in many areas. It is the largest consumer of energy, the largest producer and consumer of coal, and the largest importer of petroleum. It is also the largest generator of electricity and the largest emitter of carbon dioxide—the most abundant of the anthropogenic greenhouse gases. China needs energy to support its economic growth and to improve the life of its citizens, so it invests in energy-producing countries and makes deals with countries rich in energy resources. It also does not discriminate among energy sources; coal is its largest supplier of energy, ...
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China outranks the United States in many areas. It is the largest consumer of energy, the largest producer and consumer of coal, and the largest importer of petroleum. It is also the largest generator of electricity and the largest emitter of carbon dioxide—the most abundant of the anthropogenic greenhouse gases. China needs energy to support its economic growth and to improve the life of its citizens, so it invests in energy-producing countries and makes deals with countries rich in energy resources. It also does not discriminate among energy sources; coal is its largest supplier of energy, ... Read More
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