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China coal: why is it so important to the economy?

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]Why does China need coal?China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal.Thermal coal is widely used for power generation, which accounted for 57.7 per cent of the country’s total energy consumption in 2019, a decline of 10.8 percentage points from 2012. But that was still far higher than cleaner energy sources – including natural gas, hydro, nuclear, solar and wind.Coal is also used by poorer households in many parts of the country for both heating and cooking.Coking coal is also a…

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Why does China need coal?China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal.Thermal coal is widely used for power generation, which accounted for 57.7 per cent of the country’s total energy consumption in 2019, a decline of 10.8 percentage points from 2012. But that was still far higher than cleaner energy sources – including natural gas, hydro, nuclear, solar and wind.Coal is also used by poorer households in many parts of the country for both heating and cooking.Coking coal is also a…

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