Thursday, July 17, 2014

China: The great coal migration

The great coal migration:
"The country’s economic growth has long been fed by coal, but its eastern cities are choking on the smog. Now the government thinks it has a solution: Move the power plants inland."
70 new coal-fired plants

China Is Burning Almost as Much Coal as Rest of the World Combined |

Ultra-high-voltage electricity transmission in China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Electric power transmission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Coal Facts | WCA | World Coal Association

Coal Statistics

Coal provides around 30% of global primary energy needs, generates 41% of the world's electricity and is used in the production of 70% of the world's steel.

Total Global Coal Production
  • 7831Mt (2012e)
  • 7608Mt (2011)
  • 4677 (1990)

Top Ten Coal Producers (2012e)

PR China3549MtRussia359Mt
USA935MtSouth Africa259Mt

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