Chinese authorities have capped the amount of coal that China’s miners have been allowed to dig up. Photo: AFP
Chinese authorities have capped the amount of coal that China’s miners have been allowed to dig up. Photo: AFP

China’s power crisis ‘man-made’, and miscalculations by Beijing serve as ‘a very painful lesson’, coal insiders say

  • While conceding that carbon-emission targets will ‘absolutely benefit’ China, critics allege there are problems with how those targets are implemented
  • ‘Forced caps on supply’ of coal is not the answer, they say, adding that China must reduce its reliance on fossil fuels by using cleaner energy sources

Chinese authorities have capped the amount of coal that China’s miners have been allowed to dig up. Photo: AFP
Chinese authorities have capped the amount of coal that China’s miners have been allowed to dig up. Photo: AFP
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