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Coal Will Remain the Main Source of Energy through 2050

According to Study Times, coal will continue to be the main source of energy through the year 2050, although the percentage of coal in China’s energy supplies may drop from 75% to 60%. “The basic reality of China’s energy is a ‘lack of oil, not enough gas, and a lot of coal,’ with uneven distribution of resources and economic development in the eastern and western regions.” Renewable energy such as wind power, solar power and biomass will hardly account for any meaningful percentage in the overall energy balance. The State should exercise caution with nuclear energy development, warns Study Times.

Source: Study Times, May 4, 2009