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China facing 'worst electricity crisis' in decades

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China is facing its worst electricity crisis in decades as elevators have been turned off, stores' opening hours have shortened, factories have had to reduce operating days and power consumption, and some provinces have experienced outright blackouts too, said a media report.

The immediate cause is that China is still highly dependent on coal, which provides 70 per cent of the country's power generation, a media report by Foreign Policy.

However, the Foreign Policy report noted that the reasons for the crisis can also be traced back to a string of policy missteps and poorly thought-out market interventions after the beginning of the pandemic.

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Sir Wearer of Hats

The Dowager Lady of Hats believes it’s because the COVID/nightly purge of the disloyal/we don’t like your beliefs therefore you disappear death tolls in China is vastly greater than reported and most of them are dead. 

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third_eye

When winter rolls around we'll see how much this little foresight in planning will prove to be jurisprudence... 

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8 hours ago, Eldorado said:

China is facing its worst electricity crisis in decades as elevators have been turned off, stores' opening hours have shortened, factories have had to reduce operating days and power consumption, and some provinces have experienced outright blackouts too, said a media report.

The immediate cause is that China is still highly dependent on coal, which provides 70 per cent of the country's power generation,

That is sad, 70% dependence on fossil fuels, nobody hooked to your grid to help you, turning off services that citizens need.  Sounds like Texas.

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and then
On 10/8/2021 at 6:55 PM, third_eye said:

When winter rolls around we'll see how much this little foresight in planning will prove to be jurisprudence... 

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So, they're experiencing their "worst electricity crisis in decades" because they're preparing for winter?  I've been seeing quite a few references lately about the approaching Dark Winter  so perhaps you're right.  Then again, allowing such shortages in a planned economy is harder to disguise as wisdom.  Fortunately for them, they get to decide what people can say in public.  

Anyway... here's hoping for a brighter winter for them AND the rest of the world!  I think we've all experienced quite enough darkness to be getting along with.

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5 hours ago, and then said:

So, they're experiencing their "worst electricity crisis in decades" because they're preparing for winter?  I've been seeing quite a few references lately about the approaching Dark Winter  so perhaps you're right. 

Soaring fuel prices on top of keeping with carbon emission reduction pledge... Something you will never have any concerns about 

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22 Apr 2021 — The research shows that China's goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 is “largely consistent with the 1.5C warming limit” – but only if...

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5 hours ago, and then said:

Then again, allowing such shortages in a planned economy is harder to disguise as wisdom. 

Until you actually have shown yourself to be qualified to quantify wisdom wisely, only then and then will you be aware that there is no disguising malicious intent, no matter how wise. 

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In December last year, an estimated 1600 seafarers aboard 80 ships carrying coal were suffering with “no end in sight”.

 

But now China has started quietly unloading coal that has been stranded in Chinese terminals for months.

 

There are also reports that the coal in China is being onsold to India.

 

High quality Aussie coal is being sold — at a $12-$15 discount — to Indian cement makers and sponge iron plants, mining.com reports.

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https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/desperate-china-backflips-on-australian-coal/news-story/a95b66b707a25dfda11104702bcb63b5

But first, you must learn to read with an open mind... 

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5 hours ago, and then said:

Fortunately for them, they get to decide what people can say in public.  

As fortuitous for us all, you don't decide what people can say here on the forums. 

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5 hours ago, and then said:

Anyway... here's hoping for a brighter winter for them AND the rest of the world!  I think we've all experienced quite enough darkness to be getting along with.

Merry Christmas... 

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