Powering China’s Development: the Role of Renewable Energy

Abstract China’s need for secure, affordable, and environmentally sustainable energy for its 1.3 billion people is palpable. In 2006, China’s energy use was already the second highest in the world, having nearly doubled in the last decade, and its electricity use is growing even faster, having doubled since 2000. With both energy-intensive industry and high-tech manufacturing, China now serves as factory to the world. Rising living standards also mean more domestic consumption, including high-energy-use items like air conditioners and cars. By 2020, annual vehicle sales in China are expected to exceed those in the United States.
Author Worldwatch Report #175, Eric Martinot and Li Junfeng , November 2007
Link http://www.worldwatch.org/system/files/175%20China%20Energy.pdf
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