Raw Data: Coal and Renewable Energy Production in China

Here’s some more China data for you:

That’s likely a new record for 2019. China also produces about one-third of the world’s total of solar and wind power, but it’s still a drop in the bucket compared to coal. China’s coal production in 2019 was more than five times that of the next biggest country: the United States, at 0.36 billion tonnes of oil equivalent. Here is China’s total energy breakdown:

This is by far our planet’s biggest climate change challenge.

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