January 19, 2018 / 7:07 AM / a month ago

China's 2017 total energy consumption up around 2.9 pct y/y -stats bureau

BEIJING, Jan 19 (Reuters) -

* China’s 2017 total energy consumption was up around 2.9 percent compare to a year ago, said the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in a statement on Friday

* Coal portion of total energy consumption fell around 1.7 percent in 2017, while clean energy, including natural gas, hydropower, nuclear power and wind power, rose around 1.5 percent from 2016

* The country’s energy consumption per unit of GDP was down around 3.7 percent, beating its annual target of a 3.4 percent drop, said the NBS

* The statistics bureau did not provide an outright figure for 2017 consumption, but in 2016, China consumed a total of 4.36 billion tonnes of standard coal equivalent

* China’s state planner in April 2017 said total energy consumption would be capped at 6 billion tonnes of standard coal equivalent by 2030 (Reporting by Muyu Xu and Josephine Mason; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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