17.11.2008 - China's power use drops 3.7%
From Ce.cn: China's power consumption stood at 269.85 billion kilowatt hours (kwh) last month, down 3.7 percent compared with October last year, the first year-on-year monthly decrease since 1999. According to the China Electricity Council (CEC), electricity consumption was 2.9 trillion kwh in the first 10 months, up 8.27 percent from the same period last year, compared with 9.67 percent in the first nine months. Power supply also dropped last month with total electricity generated at 264.5 billion kwh, down 4 percent from October last year..... Full Article: Source