China now the world’s largest energy consumer
We’ve just stumbled across some bad news from China, the country we love for its innovativeness and technologically sound population. The country has exceeded the United States, turning into the world’s largest energy-consuming nation. According to a data report by the International Energy Agency, china is fast turning into an economic superpower and an industrial giant, at a cost, which indirectly will take its toll on the environment. An increased power consumption rate causes extra energy need. This obviously darkens carbon footprints. Owing to China’s rise in the world economy, oil and coal prices have increased too! Just last year, the nation guzzled 2.252 billion tons of oil equivalent, 4% more than the U.S.
A nation developing is indeed a thing we’d love to see in future, though, with a rising economy, countries like China certainly need to go green, using greener energy to power up its population. Hopefully, China takes the necessary steps to greenery.