The volume of ‘sanmei’, or ‘dirty coal’, used by China is expected to decline from 650 mtpa in 2012 to 191 mtpa in 2025 before falling to around 100 mtpa in 2035, Wood Mackenzie said on Tuesday.
The consultancy noted the structural shift in China’s economy towards services has reduced the industrial sector’s use of thermal coal, and sanmei in particular.
Demand for sanmei is being further curbed by the government’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions and meeting its COP21 goals, which it is pursuing through reforms...
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