China’s coal consumption is expected to continue rising in 2021 despite Beijing’s pledges to boost the use of clean energy and curb greenhouse gas emissions, the China National Coal Association said on Wednesday.China, the world’s biggest coal consumer, saw overall consumption of the fossil fuel increase by 0.6 per cent in 2020 from a year earlier to around 4.04 billion tonnes, according to Reuters’ calculations based on official data.“Central government has said it will continue to implement a…

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