China’s Coal Consumption Predicted to Grow 6% by 2025
What’s new: China is expected to consume 6% more coal by 2025 compared to last year’s level, taking it to 4.2 billion tons. The country’s coal production is also expected to increase by 5% to 4.1 billion tons over the same period, according to a report published by the China National Coal Association on Wednesday.
Zhang Hong, a spokesman for the association, told Caixin that demand for coal will remain high in the country to 2025 due to economic growth.
What’s the background: In Feb. 22, the central government released guidance on increasing the share of renewables in the country’s energy use. This means the consumption of coal will be dampened, the report said.
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