A Surprise: China's Energy Consumption Will Stabilize

May 17th 2011
A towered building in China with national Chinese flags in the foreground

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.