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For the first time, China's share of coal consumption has fallen below 60 percent

China metallurgical industry planning institute has metallurgical industry in China energy conservation association the energy professional committee of the third member representative conference of the Chinese iron and steel industry energy saving low carbon development report 2019 ", according to the acceleration of China's energy consumption structure optimization, coal consumption accounted for the proportion of primary energy rapidly falling from 67.4% in 2013 to 59.0% in 2018, the proportion of coal consumption reduced to below 60% for the first time.

Meanwhile, the share of clean energy consumption rose from 15.5 percent in 2013 to 22.1 percent in 2018, with the development of renewable energy accelerating, according to the report.The share of industry in total energy consumption continued to decline, falling 5.1 percentage points from 70.8% in 2012 to 65.7% in 2017.

From 2013 to 2018, China's energy consumption on the whole maintained growth, rising from 4.169 billion tons of standard coal in 2013 to 4.640 billion tons of standard coal in 2018.The elasticity coefficient of energy consumption changed in a u-shaped shape, finally falling to 0.13 in 2015, rising continuously for three years from 2016 to 2018, and then back to 0.50 in 2018, indicating that economic development has greatly increased its dependence on the growth of energy consumption.

The report also forecasts energy efficiency targets for 2020.It is estimated that the total energy consumption of China's steel industry will decline year on year in 2020 despite a 0.60% reduction in output.The average comprehensive energy consumption of steel industry is 550 kg of standard coal, down 0.54% year on year.

Li xinchuang, President of the metallurgical industry planning and research institute of China, said the energy conservation work in 2020 should optimize the layout of the steel industry, do a good job of energy conservation assessment, optimize the steel production process structure, carry out the whole process of energy conservation diagnosis, select advanced and applicable energy conservation technology, and integrate energy conservation work with Chinese policies.

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