To the New York Times green blog : ” China’s ravenous appetite for energy puts the country at risk of reaching a point of “peak coal,” when demand for coal will outstrip domestic production capacity, a growing number of experts believe.”
” China now consumes approximately 47 percent of coal produced globally but by most estimates has just 14 percent of global coal reserves. Meanwhile, demand has risen by about 10 percent per year for the last decade “
China is already the world’s first energy consumer and greenhouse gases emitter. Reading these figures you wonder where it will stop.