china growth

Friday Energy Fact: China is Now the World's Largest Net Importer of Petroleum and Other Liquid Fuels

March 28, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

China Liquid Fuel Imports

In September of 2013, China's net imports of petroleum and other liquid fuels exceeded those of the United States on a monthly basis, which meant that China had become the largest net importer of crude oil and other liquid fuels in the world.[read more]

Reaching Debt Limits: With or Without China's Problems, We Have a Problem

March 13, 2014 by Gail Tverberg

China and Declining Economies

In the past several years, the engine of world’s growth has been China. China’s growth has been fueled by debt. China now seems to be running into difficulties with its industrial growth, and its difficulty with industrial growth indirectly leads to debt problems.[read more]

Report: China Outspent US on Smart Grid in 2013

February 24, 2014 by Jeff St. John

After years of predictions that China will take the lead from the United States on smart grid investment, it appears that the moment has arrived. China invested $4.3 billion on smart grid in 2013, far outpacing U.S. spending of $3.6 billion in the same period.[read more]