China’s growing hunger for energy resources

China aims to reduce CO2 emissions in its largest cities but it will just move the problem elsewhere (photo: dpa)
China aims to reduce CO2 emissions in its largest cities but it will just move the problem elsewhere (photo: dpa)

China faces enormous challenges as its economy drives forward. The demand for energy continues to grow too so it is relying on increased imports and the risks that go with these. But it faces the challenge of having to reduce emissions and competition within the region for new offshore energy supplies.

<i>China is the world’s largest energy producer and oil consumer and importer. Its national energy demand is projected to consume about 80 per cent more than the US by 2035. China has to cope with a dual challenge - an energy demand projected to rise by almost half by 2035 and, at the same time, to shift its energy mix from coal to gas and non-fossil fuels like nuclear power and ...

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