Vast amounts of energy are needed to fuel China’s industrial plants, such as the Jia Yu Guan Steel Company. As China’s share of global energy swells, the country is forced to rely on international markets for more of the oil, gas, and coal it consumes. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
Economic growth, especially as a result of investment in heavy industry, has rapidly increased China’s share of global energy use. Weak enforcement