Coal consumption will make up 60% of China’s total primary energy demand in 2018, Reuters reports, a reduction from last year.
The gross amount of coal being produced will still reach a record high of 3.7 billion tonnes, however, a 3.7% increase from last year.
The National Energy Administration on Wednesday also said that natural gas, a comparatively cleaner energy source, will constitute 7.5% of the mix at around 160 billion cubic meters, an 8.5% increase from 2017.
China has set itself the goal of cutting coal consumption to 50% of total energy demand by 2020, through shifting investment focus towards renewable fuels.
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