China es uno de los mayores consumidores de energia y materias primas!
Since the Kyoto Protocol, China’s consumption of renewable energies, though still half that of the USA’s, has been averaging growth of 20 per cent a year. Moreover, judging by patents filed in the field of environmentally friendly technologies, this trend looks well set to continue: China registered a mere 0.41 per cent of international patents in this area in 1995 whereas that percentage had climbed to 14 per cent by 2009, matching that of the USA. This implies that China alone has accounted for 20 per cent of the total increase in patents in environmental technologies in the last 15 years.
China and the USA may be the main sources of polluting emissions worldwide, but all countries clearly appear determined to reduce their carbon footprints. Although renewable energies still account for only a tiny 1.6 per cent of total energy consumed, encouragingly, this source of energy has enjoyed the fastest growth since 1995.