China is aiming to increase its coal production by about 30 per cent by 2015 to meet its energy needs, the Government has announced, in a move likely to fuel concerns over global warming. Land and Resources Ministry chief planner Hu Cunzhi said the Government planned to increase annual output to more than 3.3billion tonnes by 2015. That is up from the 2.54 billion tonnes produced in 2007, according to the ministry. Figures for 2008 have not been issued yet. Annual production of natural gas would more than double to 160billion cubic metres by 2015, while that of crude oil would increase by 7 per cent to more than 200billion tonnes, Mr Hu said. China to increase coal output by 30pc - Local News - News - Business - The Canberra Times Here, we are in this country, reducing capacity all in the name of "global warming". Virtually eleminating technologies or taking them off the table because they don't suit the ideals of the "envirobusiness model" . What is so completely moronic about all this is that in their zeal to place every increasing restrictions on this economy, they ignore countries that build these factories that we cannot build at the rate of 2 a week. So then how is it that technologieslike nuclear are taken off the table all in the name of "global warming" or environmentally unfriendly. Perhaps it's because they are not profitable for those who are pushing the envirobusiness?