The Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR) of the Peoples’ Republic of China (PRC), which has considerable coal reserves and generates electricity for export to other provinces, depended on coal to meet more than 90% of its energy demand in 2008. As a result, although it had less than 2% of the PRC's population, its sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions were 5% of national emissions. Coal burning f
During project preparation, Sri Lanka’s power sector was struggling to meet the demand for a reliable and affordable supply of electricity and improvements to the electricity transmission and distribution networks were much needed.
As in many other provinces of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Shanxi's rapid urbanization has fueled a rising demand for housing and urban infrastructure. Strong economic growth, higher incomes, and the privatization of housing has likewise driven an increasing demand for district heating that, because of the abundance of coal, has relied primarily on the burning of this fossil fuel.