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wpsedgwick Donating Member (130 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:04 PM
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China overtakes the US as world's largest energy user
Source: Examiner

Preliminary data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) indicate that China has become the largest energy consumer in the world, having overtaken the United States in the top spot.

An IEA chart shows China using roughly 2.25 billion tons of oil last year, while the United States used roughly 2.2 billion tons of oil in 2009.

China rose to its top ranking faster than expected because the country was much less affected by the global financial crisis than the United States.

Read more: http://www.examiner.com/x-42287-Chicago-Green-Technolog...
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:09 PM
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1. The future leaving us in the past. Like Rachel said, they are building bullet trains...
...we are de-paving roads and turning off streetlights.

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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:14 PM
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2. china has`t spent 7+trillion on wars in the last 20 years
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:29 PM
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3. And we have to their benefit.
We financed their rise by keeping Russia and the rest of the world in line and buying their $1.99 tube socks.

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blue97keet Donating Member (390 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:12 PM
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4. "Their" energy consumption fueling exports elsewhere
so it isn't really theirs.
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