(Yicai Global) Sept. 28 -- The output of raw coal will be held to 1.15 billion tons, with coal use down to 79 percent during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016 to 2021), China's official Xinhua News Agency reported Sept. 27.
Inner Mongolia is a key energy export base in China, producing 4.92 billion tons of coal during the 12th Five-Year Plan to rank first in China.
The region's main energy goal is to steadily grow its energy production and supply. Its non-renewable energy output will reach 700 million tons of standard coal during the Five-Year Plan, per the report. Inner Mongolia's standard coal use will stay at 225 million tons. Non-fossil energy use will rise, with non-fossil installations making up 38 percent, and coal utilization and its terminal use falling to 79 percent and 16 percent, respectively, with coal for electricity rising to 55 percent of consumption.
Inner Mongolia will merge and reorganize coal production and conversion enterprises, improve industrial clusters and overall competitiveness, adjust and optimize energy structures, develop renewable energy and boost efficient energy use, thus optimizing integration of traditional and renewable energy, and develop mixed non-fossil and clean fossil fuel energy, the report noted.