18 Jan '12, 6pm

China will soon account for half the coal burned on the planet.

China tripled its solar energy generating capacity last year and notched up major increases in wind and hydropower, government figures showed this week, but officials are still struggling to cap the growth in coal burning, which is the biggest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the world. The latest evidence of China’s promotion of renewable energy has been welcomed by climate activists, but they warn that the benefits are being wiped out by the surge in coal consumption. After burning an extra 95 million tons last year, China will soon account for half the coal burned on the planet. Some key policy makers have called for energy use to be kept below 4.1 billion tons of coal equivalent by 2015. If the proposal is accepted, this would be the first time China has set such a ceiling. Until now, Beijing has only set goals for energy and carbon intensity, which are relative t...

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