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The Most Energy-Intensive Industry
July 10, 2013 | Energy Information Administration

“The cement industry [...] is the most energy-intensive of all manufacturing industries, with a share of national energy use roughly 10 times its share of the nation’s gross output of goods and services. On average, other energy intensive industries’ share of energy use is roughly twice their share of gross output. Cement is also unique in its heavy reliance on coal and petroleum coke.” Quoted from the Energy Information Administration article.


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South Africa Energy Report
March 9, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
"South Africa has a large energy-intensive coal mining industry. The country has limited proved reserves of oil and natural gas and uses its large coal deposits to meet most of its energy needs. [...] South Africa also has a sophisticated synthetic fuels industry, producing gasoline and diesel fuels from coal-to-liquids and gas-to-liquids plants.

Energy Consumption Growth in China
February 13, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
"China’s robust economic growth and thirst for energy resources in the past decade has driven it to become the top global energy consumer. China has the largest oil and gas production in the Asia-Pacific region and the largest coal production in the world, but the country’s escalating energy demand is increasing its reliance on imports and need to secure more energy supplies." Quoted from the Energy Information Administration's country analysis brief.

US Electricity Generation by Fuel
March 9, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
The Energy Information Administration projects a reduced share of electricity generation from coal by 2040.


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