China may soon lose its reputation as being one of the most polluting countries on the planet. This is because the Chinese government employed efforts in recent years to improve air quality and, as a result, was able to report that the use of “dirty” coal has dropped 40% over the past five years.
According to data from the Wood Mackenzie consultancy, the use of coal, known as sanmei, is expected to fall to 468 million tons in 2017, down from 774 million tons in 2012. As CNBC News relays, “Over 80 percent, or 650 million tons of this coal, was used in the industrial sector in 2012.” Reportedly, coal is most often used for heating purposes. Continue reading China Successfully Cuts Use Of Coal By 40% To Reduce Carbon Emissions