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China to Set Coal Output Record

From the China Daily:
Top energy planners are seeking, in the next five years, to raise China's coal output to an unprecedented level and, at the same time, reduce the number of large mining disasters.

China's coal output will be between 2.5 billion and 2.6 billion tons in 2010, as compared with 2.19 billion tons in 2005, according to Guo Yuntao, director of the China Development Research Centre for the Coal Industry, in an interview with China Daily.

The growth rate being forecast by the planning team led by Guo is much slower than in the last five years, when China's coal output rose from about 1.3 billion tons in 2000.

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Comments

Don Kosloff said…
It is a good thing that Chinese coal has no impact on global warming. It is too bad they are using so much of it. If we could buy it from them, then we could reduce our global warming impact as well.
David Bradish said…
don,

Maybe I'm missing something but how does Chinese coal have no impact on global warming?
David Bradish said…
Here's a link to CO2 emissions from coal by country: http://www.eia.doe.gov/pub/
international/iealf/tableh4co2.xls

In 2003, China emitted more CO2 from coal than the U.S.
Anonymous said…
Don was being tongue-in-cheek. Under the Kyoto agreement, burning coal in China and India was apparently not considered a global warming issue since it was not required to be controlled.
David Bradish said…
That's funny, now I feel like an idiot.
Don Kosloff said…
Sorry David, my fault. You can't see a tounge in a cheek on the internet.

I think the Chinese are actually buying some coal from the US also.

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