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U.S. Renewables Use Rose Faster Than China in 2011: BP

June 13, 2012

The U.S. increased its use of renewable energy other than nuclear and hydroelectric by more than China last year, BP Plc (BP/) said.

U.S. consumption rose by 6.4 million tons of oil equivalent while use in China jumped by 5.8 million tons, according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2012 report.

China’s use of renewables, which increased from a lower base, jumped 48 percent to 17.7 million tons compared with 2010. U.S. use of renewables advanced 16 percent to 45.3 million tons.

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