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China Coal Output Hits New Record

January 17, 2022
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By Paul Homewood

 

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SINGAPORE, Jan 17 (Reuters) – China’s coal output hit record highs in December and in the full year of 2021, as the government continued to encourage miners to ramp up production to ensure sufficient energy supplies in the winter heating season.

China, the world’s biggest coal miner and consumer, produced 384.67 million tonnes of the fossil fuel last month, up 7.2% year-on-year, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Monday. This compared with a previous record of 370.84 million tonnes set in November. read more

For the full year of 2021, output touched a record 4.07 billion tonnes, up 4.7% on the previous year.

https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-coal-output-hits-record-dec-2021-stats-bureau-2022-01-17/

 

Significantly, output is 5.8% up on the pre-pandemic year of 2019, and maintains the steadily increasing trend which began in 2016:

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4 Comments
  1. jimlemaistre permalink
    January 17, 2022 7:25 pm

    Ladies and Gentleman . . . This is the result of Western Governments and their obsession with ‘Environmentalist driven Initiatives’. The EPA in the United States, Cap and Trade in Europe and environment Canada have all driven this Chinese increase in burning Fossil Fuels (Coal). How can we stand back NOW and point fingers at them . . . We banned pollution at home absent a requirement or legislation for ALL imports to meet ‘Stringent Pollution Standards’ in keeping with our own.

    Sooo . . . The strident voices that had long decried the disgusting atmospheric and terrestrial conditions created by primary industries at home succeeded. Laws were passed and penalties would be paid, or industries would be Shut Down. Results were attained, the skies cleared, industries complied. However . . . that production had just quietly moved to Third World countries, below the radar. Now they are beyond the reach of law makers at home like the EPA, Cap & Trade or Environment Canada. The Environmental Movement celebrated their apparent successes. No stone was left unturned in Championing Environmental Causes. Unmentioned is the fact that industries had moved to countries where supportive regimes and skilled labor were plentiful and un-assailed by government interference.

    Our new world order – Social Egalitarianism, Globalization, Environmentalism and Social Engineering in the 21st Century – The Irony of it all . . . Printing money to make up for what we gave away in the name of Environmentalism, to the Third World – Our Economies are dying – Social Elitism has failed – Now the once powerful ‘Home-Grown’ Unionists ARE the down trodden – They payed the price – while the Elitist Socio-Economic Wisdom thrives – in the West – meanwhile China Laughs – All the way to the Bank.

    Today China alone, processes 60% of Global Base Metals . . . and all the pollution that goes with it – 25 Chinese Cities now account for 50% of Global CO2 – Out of site – Out of mind . . . The New World Order . . . 30 years since China evolved . . . Western Elitist self-flagellation in the name of Environmentalism – Maintains Total Global Pollution – While stripping the very life out of the Western Economies . . . With no end-gain . . . in Global terms . . . Total GLOBAL Pollution remains the same !!! But we look sooo good . . . on paper . . . and . . . now, we can point fingers at others . . . Such Hypocrisy . . . In context . . .

    https://www.academia.edu/49676862/Social_Engineering_Environmentalism_and_Globalization_A_New_World_Order

    My Thoughts . . . .

  2. January 18, 2022 9:35 am

    For the full year of 2021, output touched a record 4.07 billion tonnes, up 4.7% on the previous year.

    At that rate, it looks like it would take them six and a half years to mine as much coal as the UK has mined in total since 1853.

  3. bluecat57 permalink
    January 18, 2022 1:29 pm

    And yet they have to import too. Cut off the imports.

  4. jimlemaistre permalink
    January 18, 2022 2:04 pm

    The reason that the Chinese Burn Coal is that they NOW produce everything that we used to make in the west BEFORE we instituted OUR ‘Clean Energy acts’. Our legislations in the West do NOT require imports to meet the same standards that we have instituted at home.

    Our socio-political self-flagellation re: CO2 has put the world in this mess. If for 5 minutes we would realize that pollution . . . REAL pollution is everything attached to CO2 when we burn fossil fuels . . . the problem can be solved NOW. Scrubbers, Electrostatic Precipitators and Nitrogen Oxide burners have been around for over 30 years . . . they remove OVER 95 % of the Poisonous Flue Gases. However the whole Environmental movement does NOT recommend these real world solutions because that would mean crawling into bed with The Enemy . . . The Fossil Fuel Industry . . .

    REAL pollution . . .

    1. Sulfur dioxide (SO2), which contributes to acid rain and respiratory illnesses.
    2. Nitrogen oxides (NOx), which contribute to smog and respiratory illnesses.
    3. Particulates, which contribute to smog, haze, and respiratory illnesses and lung disease.
    4. Mercury and other heavy metals linked to both neurological and developmental
    damage.
    5. Fly ash and bottom ash, that are residues created when power plants burn Coal.

    95 % or more can be removed with Electrostatic Precipitators special and Nitrogen Oxide burners. Smokestack Scrubbers that remove 99% of solid particles from the flue gases. These Common sense solutions exist . . . We are just NEVER told.

    See The Coal Fired Electric Power Plant Belldune New Brunswick, Canada. They Even make gypsum board (drywall) from the recycled water used in the smokestack scrubbers

    Pages 7 & 8 . . . https://www.academia.edu/45570971/The_Environmentalist_and_The_Neanderthal

    Common Sense would go a long way in our efforts to clean up our world . . .

    My Thoughts . . .

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