CHINA CONSUMES MORE COAL

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(1024 CR M16)CHINA CONSUMES MORE COALDATELINE: Oct. 24, 2011LENGTH: 00:00:39FILE VOChina's top economic planner, the National Development and Reform Commission, said China has seen an increased coal consumption in the first three quarters.According to the commission, the country consumed 2.28 billion metric tons of coal in the first nine months, up more than 10 percent year-on-year.As the world's largest coal producer and consumer, China relies on coal to fuel its economy as about four-fifths of electricity comes from thermal power plants.As a result, China has become a net importer of coal in the first nine months, with a net import of 111 million metric tons.
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