10/23/2014 11:06 am ET Updated Oct 23, 2014

China's Coal Use Falls For First Time This Century, Analysis Suggests

The amount of coal being burned by China has fallen for the first time this century, according to an analysis of official statistics.

China’s booming coal in the last decade has been the major contributor to the fast-rising carbon emissions that drive climate change, making the first fall a significant moment.

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