China should give higher priority on control of total energy consumption, said a senior energy official Saturday.
Liu Tienan, head of the National Energy Administration, said that energy security is the country's permanent concern since its natural resources are inadequate.
As the country undergoes rapid industrialization and urbanization, China's total consumption of energy will continue to increase and the capacity of energy supplies will further expand, he said.
It means China should make plans for energy development and increase supply facilities in advance, he said.
China's overall energy consumption has increased fast with total use of primary energy at 3.2 billion tonnes of coal
At the meeting, he also vowed that China will work to give access to electricity to the remaining 5 million rural residents by upgrading and expanding power grid and developing biomass power generation.
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