The municipality of Chongqing, which neighbours Sichuan, has also been battered by drought and high temperatures and faces water supply problems that have affected farms and livestock. Photo: Bloomberg
The municipality of Chongqing, which neighbours Sichuan, has also been battered by drought and high temperatures and faces water supply problems that have affected farms and livestock. Photo: Bloomberg

Climate change creates ‘serious, long-term problem’ for China’s energy security, carbon neutral goal

  • Sichuan province relies on dams to generate around 80 per cent of its electricity via hydropower, but high summer temperatures have dried up rivers and reservoirs
  • China has cut fossil fuel power projects due to overcapacity and carbon emissions targets, but investment in coal-based thermal power projects has continued

The municipality of Chongqing, which neighbours Sichuan, has also been battered by drought and high temperatures and faces water supply problems that have affected farms and livestock. Photo: Bloomberg
The municipality of Chongqing, which neighbours Sichuan, has also been battered by drought and high temperatures and faces water supply problems that have affected farms and livestock. Photo: Bloomberg
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