A Surprise: China's Energy Consumption Will Stabilize

A towered building in China with national Chinese flags in the foreground
May 2011

Berkeley, CA—As China's economy continues to soar, its energy use and greenhouse gas emissions will keep on soaring as well—or so goes the conventional wisdom. A new analysis by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) now is challenging that notion, one widely held in both the United States and China.