Tuesday, July 20, 2010

China passes the United States as the world's biggest consumer of energy, according to IEA report

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 10:26 AM

"The U.S. is no longer the world's biggest user of energy.

It's now China, according to new data released this week.

America had been the biggest consumer of energy for more than 100 years, but China's rapid economic growth in the past 20 years pushed its energy demands beyond those of the U.S.

The change marks "the start of a new age in the history of energy," International Energy Agency chief economist Faith Birol told the Wall Street Journal." More>>>>

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