Revised data out of Beijing has led the US Energy Information Administration to conclude that China burned as much as 14% more coal between 2000 and 2013 than previously thought, meaning that China’s energy consumption and production were also much higher, The Financial Times reported. The revised Chinese statistics on which the EIA’s analysis is based indicate that energy released through coal consumption edged up slightly in 2014 compared with the previous year, reflecting a greater proportion of higher-quality coal in the mix as dropping prices and a drive to shut down low-quality suppliers shook up the industry.
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