China Raw Coal Production Increases by 3% on Yearly Basis
Beijing, October 21 – Official data released today reveals that China’s raw coal production has increased by 3% on a yearly basis in the first three quarters of the current year.
According to data published by the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the country produced 3.44 billion tons of raw coal during the mentioned period. In September alone, the volume of raw coal production in China increased by 0.4% on a yearly basis, reaching 390 million tons.
The data also unveiled that China imported 350 million tons of coal during the period between January and September, showing a significant increase of 73.1% compared to the same period last year.
The rise in China’s raw coal production comes amidst efforts to maintain a stable energy supply and reduce dependence on coal-fired power plants. While the country is actively seeking cleaner energy alternatives, coal remains a crucial part of its energy mix. The increase in coal production demonstrates China’s continued reliance on this fossil fuel resource.
The boost in raw coal production can be attributed to a variety of factors, including increased demand for energy, industrial production, and a growing economy. However, it also raises concerns about the environmental impact, as coal is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.
China’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and transitioning to cleaner energy sources remains a priority. Despite the rise in coal production, the government has implemented policies to limit coal consumption and promote renewable energy. It’s crucial for China to balance its economic growth with sustainability and environmental responsibility in the years ahead.