China 2015 power generation drops for first time since 1968

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News

Reuters report on China's electric power generation

  • Fell for the first time in nearly five decades last year
  • China generated 5.618 trillion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of power in 2015, down 0.2 percent from the previous year, the first annual decline since 1968, when China's economy was rocked by the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution
  • Though demand usually peaks in the winter as temperatures fall, generation fell 3.7 percent in December to 491 billion kWh from the same month a year earlier, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed
  • As China struggles to fight pollution, coal-fired power sources have been affected disproportionately by the slowdown

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