Posted by: arnegrim | July 20, 2010

US surpassed in energy consumption…

“China has overtaken the United States as the world’s largest energy consumer, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday. China immediately questioned the calculation.

The Paris-based agency said China’s 2009 consumption of energy sources ranging from oil and coal wind and solar power was equal to 2.265 billion tons of oil, compared to 2.169 billion tons for the U.S.

According to the IEA statistics, China’s energy consumption has more than doubled in less than a decade, from 1.107 billion tons in 2000 — fueled by its burgeoning population and rapidly growing manufacturing-based economy”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100720/ap_on_bi_ge/as_china_energy

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