A total of 16 of mainland China’s 31 provincial-level jurisdictions are rationing electricity as they race to meet Beijing’s annual emission reduction targets after failing to make progress earlier in the year. Photo: AP
A total of 16 of mainland China’s 31 provincial-level jurisdictions are rationing electricity as they race to meet Beijing’s annual emission reduction targets after failing to make progress earlier in the year. Photo: AP

What has caused China’s electricity shortages, and is Beijing’s carbon-neutral goal solely to blame?

  • Sixteen of mainland China’s 31 provincial-level jurisdictions are rationing electricity as they race to meet Beijing’s annual emissions reduction targets
  • The price of thermal coal, used for power generation, has been soaring all year and hit new highs in recent weeks

Topic |   China’s power crisis
A total of 16 of mainland China’s 31 provincial-level jurisdictions are rationing electricity as they race to meet Beijing’s annual emission reduction targets after failing to make progress earlier in the year. Photo: AP
A total of 16 of mainland China’s 31 provincial-level jurisdictions are rationing electricity as they race to meet Beijing’s annual emission reduction targets after failing to make progress earlier in the year. Photo: AP
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