Figure 1: Variations in electricity use and economic conditions in China. | Nature Communications

Figure 1: Variations in electricity use and economic conditions in China.

From: Displacement efficiency of alternative energy and trans-provincial imported electricity in China

Figure 1

The map shows the electricity generation and consumption, and GDP per capita across all 30 provinces and municipalities of mainland China (excluding Tibet) in the year of 2014. Around one-third of the coal electricity in China is generated by the power plants located right near large coal mines in the northern and western provinces4, whereas over 40% of the electricity is consumed by the major industrial and urban centres in the coastal provinces, which account for about half of the national GDP and industrial output.

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