China consumed 32% more total energy than the US in 2015 | BP

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  1. Martian

    Martian Respected Member Senior Member

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    The BP Statistical Review of World Energy June 2016 has just been published.

    It shows China as the world's largest primary energy consumer and used 32% more total energy than the United States in 2015.

    This raises an interesting question. Do you believe that overall US technology is 32% better than China's? If not, China probably has the larger economy. Personally, I think aggregate US technology is about 5%-10% better than China's.

    China: 3,014 MTOE (Million Tonnes of Oil Equivalent)
    US: 2,280 MTOE

    [(3,014 MTOE - 2,280 MTOE) / 2,280 MTOE] * 100 = 32% more total Chinese energy consumption than US

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    http://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/pd...l-review-of-world-energy-2016-full-report.pdf (p. 40)

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    Just population is more in china than usa... thats it????
     
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    Martian Respected Member Senior Member

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    On a per-capita basis, I don't think China will ever use as much energy as the United States.

    China has a high-speed rail network with a total length of 19,000 kilometers (see citation below). China's high-speed rail is far more energy efficient than US automobile or airplane travel.

    Also, the United States has plentiful suburbs. This results in energy-wasteful daily commutes. In contrast, China has dense skyscraper buildings in its cities (such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Chengdu, etc.). Furthermore, China has a widespread subway and light-rail network.

    In conclusion, China is structured differently from the United States. There are many energy-efficient technologies used in China that do not apply to the United States. Another example is the Chinese government's on-going program to replace all old coal-generating plants (which are about 25% efficient) with modern ultra super-critical (USC) power plants that are 40%-45% efficient per pound of coal.

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    https://www.travelchinaguide.com/china-trains/high-speed/

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    india can use more than china but india has an very effective environment friendly method of 4 to 12 hrs load shading ;)
     
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    China's rampant abuse of natural resource s to feed its inefficient industry had caused an environmental catastrophy not only for her citizens but world at large.

     

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