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China consumes nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined


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TODAY IN ENERGY: Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Coal consumption in China grew more than 9% in 2011, continuing its upward trend for the 12th consecutive year, according to newly released international data. China's coal use grew by 325 million tons in 2011, accounting for 87% of the 374 million ton global increase in coal use.

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