|Stunning turnaround ... China is burning nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined. Photo: Nic Walker|
' China’s decade-long boom in coal-driven heavy industry is about to end as the leadership shifts priorities towards energy conservation, say officials and policy advisers.
The advisers predict China’s coal consumption will peak at only a fraction above current levels after the State Council, or cabinet, last week set an ambitious new total energy use target for the five-year plan ending 2015.'
.................................'A hugely significant shift in policy. A very bad time for Australia to be relying on increased coal consumption overseas to drive our economy. Let's get ahead of the curve and drive a just transition away from coal now and towards renewables now,' say the Greens.