China ‘wants all citizens to have electricity by 2015’

China wants all its citizens to get power within two years, according to its National Energy Administration. The country will have connected one million more people to the national grid […]

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By Vicky Ellis

China wants all its citizens to get power within two years, according to its National Energy Administration.

The country will have connected one million more people to the national grid this year and hopes all will have electricity within two years, reported Shanghai Daily.

Over the weekend the administration released statistics showing China’s electricity use rose 7.5% in November to 448.5 billion kilowatt hours (kWh).

In total the nation used 4,831 trillion kWh between January and November, said the NEA. Industrial, urban and rural home energy use all rose over the year.

As a comparison, in the UK total electricity supply was 376 trillion kWh in 2012, a rise of 0.6% on the year before.