NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), China has taken the top spot as the world's largest energy consumer and as a result is pledging to develop cleaner energy.Last year, China consumed 2.252 billion tons of energy equivalents, almost 4% more than the United States, driven by growth in its industrial and infrastructure sectors. As for the future, the nation is likely to continue to see growth and is expected to witness a further increase in its appetite for energy. To help balance the correlation of growth and carbon dioxide emission, China has agreed to reduce its emissions based on GDP output through the use of alternative energy sources.
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