July 15 – China's power generation rose 6% year on year to 425.3 billion kilowatt hours in June; the growth rate was 1.9 percentage points faster than in May, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. In 1H 2013, power generation was up 4.4% year on year to 2.43 trillion kilowatt hours, compared with zero change in 1H 2012.

July 14 – China's electricity consumption rose 5.1% year on year to almost 2.5 trillion kilowatt hours in 1H 2013, the National Energy Administration said. The growth rate was 0.4 percentage points slower than in a year earlier. In June alone electricity consumption was up 6.3% year on year to 438.4 billion kilowatt hours; the growth rate was faster than a year earlier.

June 21 – US Energy Information Administration has ranked China as the largest source of technically recoverable shale gas resources, with 1,115 trillion cubic feet or 32 trillion cubic meters in reserves, UBS says in its Hong Kong/China Daily Comment report. The EIA introduced China as being third-ranked globally for technically recoverable shale oil, with 32 billion barrels. However, shale gas is not expected to be a mainstream contributor to China's gas supply in the next 5 years as shale development is at a very early stage with less than 100 wells having been drilled in the country.

June 16 – China's recently introduced measures against air pollution, the strictest in history, will lead to a reduction in coal consumption growth, faster growth of gas, solar, wind and nuclear energy, faster adoption of clean technologies, faster growth of public transportation and faster crackdown on inefficient capacities in the steel, cement, aluminum and glass sectors, Deutsche Bank says in its Beginning of the "Big Bang" Anti-Air Pollution Program report.

June 14 – Industry electricity consumption rose 4.7% from a year earlier in May; the rate was almost 3 percentage points slower than a month ago, the National Energy Administration said. Industry is responsible for 75% of total electricity consumption in China, which rose just over 5% to 426.9 billion kilowatt hours in May.

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