China is the second largest consumer of energy in the world after U.S and is expected to become the largest consumer after 2010. Coal and petroleum products are the main sources of energy in China although natural gas, nuclear power and renewable sources (particularly hydropower) also account for important and growing percentages of the energy mix.

Coal is the most abundant domestic resource in China while the oil reserves are limited. The government of China is trying to develop alternatives for energy security. Natural gas, hydropower, and nuclear energy are also expected to account for a growing proportion of the energy mix in the country.


(from GlobalData)