Gallery: Surprise! China’s Energy Consumption Will Stabilize in 2050


Contrary to popular belief, new research by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory says that China’s energy consumption will start to level out around 2030 and eventually stabilize in 2050. In 2007 China officially became the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases and with its steady rise in population, its energy consumption has gone rapidly up as well. However, as China’s population nears 1.4 billion, the Berkeley Lab says its growth will stop its runaway expansion. Who knew?

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