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Global energy demand stumbles for third year - BP

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By Ron BoussoLONDON (Reuters) - Global energy demand continued its sluggish rise last year as growth in Chinese consumption fell to its lowest in nearly two decades, while renewables flourished, BP said in a report on Tuesday.Slower demand growth helped stall the acceleration of greenhouse gas emissions for a third year to levels not seen since the 1980s, but emissions remained well above targets set out globally under the 2015 Paris accord on climate change.Coal's share in the energy mix declined to its lowest since 2004 at around 28 percent, while production of the highly polluting fossil ...

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First Published: Tue, June 13 2017. 20:42 IST
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