These graphs show the changes in emissions drivers in the Power, Industry, and Buildings sectors in China
Power Fuel sources for power generation
The vast majority of increased generation came from conventional sources, primarily coal. However, the past decade saw exponential growth in low-carbon fuel sources, such as renewable energy, although this energy represented a very small portion of overall electricity production.
Industry Sector energy intensity
Industrial emissions intensity improved dramatically across all sectors, although from a generally high starting point.
Buildings Energy consumption by fuel source
Particularly in urban residences, electronics and appliances became a significant end use, more than offsetting efficiency improvements in heating. Appliance use contributed to the increase in share of electricity in energy, as did the shift away from coal use.