China is developing coal gasification and may develop deep coal resources.
China will build out a lot of nuclear power.
Per-capita energy consumption in China, which has risen by over 5% each year for the last decade, will inevitably continue to rise over the next couple of decades, probably longer.
Per capita emissions are already higher in China.
If China increases energy usage by 5 times then the energy from coal will have to drop from 75% down to 15% for flat emissions.
If China were to try to get to one third of current emissions then coal and fossil fuel usage would need to get to 5% or less.
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