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Case study: China
Largest sustained GDP growth in history- 7.5%-10% a year.
China is the second largest consumer and accounts for 15% of the global demand for energy.
China controls 3% of the world's reserves.
By 2030, China will account for 25% of the global demand for cars.
Where does China's energy come from?
Largest producer and consumer of coal.
Coal accounts for 70% of its electricity generation.
China creates one coal powered fuel station every week.
Coal is cheap, abundant but heavily polluting.
This accounts for 16% of China's electricity generation.
China has the world's biggest turbines on the world's biggest dam (`the Three Gorges Dam').
Difficult to exploit because of geopolitical (territorial disputes with the Philippines) and geology (in the Tarim
Most of China's imports (80%) pass through the Strait of Malacca.
China's search for energy security
China is protecting its oil imports with creating closer ties with Burma and expanding naval access in
80% of China's rivers no longer support fish.
70% of China's rivers and lakes are polluted.
Funded for projects such as the Three Gorges Dam and South-To-North water transfer scheme.
It has accounted for 90% of the global increase in sea traffic this century.
It makes 500 million tonnes of steel a year- 33% of the world's output.
Largest producer and consumer of steel in the world.
China has 16 of the 20 most air-polluted cities in the world.
30% of China suffers from acid rain.
Part of the multipolar power word future.
Around 30% of China's oil comes from Africa.
China is exploiting Africa's oil- its involvement in the LAPSSET project, Kenya.
China has cancelled $10 billion of debt and offered further debt relief to 31 African coutnries.
The technological fix
Three Gorges Dam