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Energy Industry
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China is truly an energy superpower in the world system, being the second largest consumer and the third largest producer of primary commercial energy. On a per-capita basis, however, China's primary energy consumption is about half of the world average and less than one-tenth of the US average. Its spectacular economic growth results in growing energy consumptio…

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Ögütçü, Mehmet, “Energy Industry”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 30 November 2022 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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