Sunday, August 29, 2004

North Korea - Coal Use to Increase 5 times by 2020

Energy consumption in North Korea is expected to double over 30 years, from almost 48m tonnes of oil equivalent in 1990 to 96 million tonnes in 2020.

North Korea's use of coal is projected to increase five times from 2005 to 2020, underlining, according to a joint North Korean/United Nations report, "the urgent need for clean coal combustion and exhaust gas purification technologies, energy efficiency, and renewable energy alternatives."