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In the first three quarters of this year, China’s clean energy industry developed rapidly, the energy structure continued to optimize, and energy consumption per unit of GDP continued to decline.

 

First, energy production grows faster

 

In the first three quarters, energy production of industrial enterprises above designated size continued to grow.

 

The raw coal grew steadily. The output increased by 4.5% year-on-year, and the growth rate was 1.9 percentage points higher than that of the first half of the year and 0.6 percentage points slower than the same period of the previous year. The concentration of raw coal production has increased, and high-quality production capacity has been continuously released. Shanxi, Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang have grown rapidly, and the decline in Shaanxi has continued to narrow.

 

Crude oil increased slightly. The output increased by 1.2%, 0.4 percentage points faster than the first half of the year and 3.3 percentage points over the same period of the previous year. Since the beginning of this year, domestic oil and gas exploration and development efforts have been continuously increased, and the decline in crude oil production has been curbed.

 

Natural gas is growing rapidly. Production increased by 9.5%, down 0.8 percentage points from the first half of the year and 3.3 percentage points higher than the same period of the previous year. Among them, unconventional natural gas such as tight sandstone gas, shale gas and coalbed methane increased by 20.6%, driving all natural gas to increase by 6.2 percentage points.

 

The power is growing moderately. Power generation increased by 3.0%, down by 0.3 and 4.4 percentage points from the first half of the year and the same period of the previous year. Among them, thermal power increased by 0.5%, hydropower, nuclear power, wind power and solar power generation increased by 7.9%, 21.1%, 5.1% and 15.5% respectively. Since the beginning of this year, the affected water has been affected, and hydropower has grown rapidly. Nuclear power and solar power generation have experienced rapid growth due to the impact of the commissioning and operation of new nuclear power plants. The power supply structure continued to be optimized. The proportion of hydropower, nuclear power, wind power and solar power generation accounted for 28.2% of the total power generation, which was 0.9 and 1.5 percentage points higher than the first half and the same period of the previous year.

 

Second, the rapid growth of energy imports

 

According to the data of the General Administration of Customs, the import of raw coal, crude oil and natural gas in the first three quarters maintained rapid growth. Among them, the import of raw coal was 250 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 9.5%, and the growth rate dropped by 2.3 percentage points over the same period of the previous year; the import of crude oil was 370 million tons, an increase of 9.7%, an acceleration of 3.8 percentage points; the import of natural gas was 71.22 million tons, an increase of 10.0%, 24.0 percentage points.

 

Third, the energy consumption structure continues to optimize

 

According to preliminary calculations, the total energy consumption in the first three quarters increased by 3.3% year-on-year, and the growth rate dropped by 0.1 percentage points from the first half of the year and the same period of the previous year. Among them, the proportion of clean energy consumption such as natural gas, hydropower, nuclear power and wind power accounted for 1.2 percentage points higher than the same period of the previous year, and the proportion of coal consumption decreased by 1.7 percentage points.

 

Fourth, the energy consumption per unit of GDP continues to decline

 

According to preliminary calculations, the energy consumption per unit of GDP in the first three quarters decreased by 2.7% year-on-year, which was the same as that in the first half of the year.

 

(The author is Liu Wenhua, Director of the Energy Statistics Department of the National Bureau of Statistics)

 

(Original link: http://www.ce.cn/xwzx/gnsz/gdxw/201910/21/t20191021_33390668.shtml)

 

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