BEIJING, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Coal accounted for 57.7% of China’s primary energy consumption in 2019, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday, down 1.5 percentage points from the previous year as Beijing achieved its goal of reducing coal’s share to below 58% a year early.
China’s coal use was still up 1% year-on-year in absolute terms as the country’s total energy consumption rose by 3.3% to 4.86 billion tonnes of standard coal equivalent.
China’s carbon dioxide emissions per 10,000 yuan worth of GDP fell by 4.1% percent last year, the bureau said. (Reporting by Tom Daly and Min Zhang Editing by Shri Navaratnam)
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