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

Topic |   China’s power crisis
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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