China Now Consumes More Energy Than Anyone Else
The United States’ century-long reign as the world’s greediest energy nation is over. China has usurped the throne, as expected, though Beijing reportedly disputes the title. The International Energy Agency, which keeps track of these things, also points out that China’s per capita consumption is below the global average and far less than the U.S.’
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Provisional figures from the International Energy Agency indicate that China’s energy demand has doubled in a decade.
The IEA said China had taken first place because it was hit less hard than the US by the global financial crisis.