Recent droughts along the Yangtze have highlighted the long-term uncertainties surrounding projects like the South-North Water Diversion, as the supposedly plentiful waters of the South failed even without the additional burden...
by Liu Yong | Jul 29, 2008
From Bloomberg: China, the world’s second-biggest energy consumer, is facing a deepening summer power crisis that may persist into the winter months, the nation’s dominant electricity distributor said. State Grid...
by Morgan Figuers | Jul 13, 2008
After shutting down small coal mines across China due to environmental and safety concerns, Chinese officials are encountering pricing problems as they try to reopen the mines to alleviate a coal shortage. From the International...
by Kate Zhao | Feb 7, 2008
Bad weather in China and other countries and increasing demand for coal to generate power are likely to push coal prices, already outrunning crude oil and natural gas, to a new high, Moming Zhou at MarketWatch reports. From...
by Linjun Fan | Jan 29, 2008
Correspondent Ye Pengfei of Singaporean United Morning News (Zao Bao) wrote a commentary on the extensive blackouts and railroad paralysis in China caused by a recent snowstorm: The snowstorm came just about a week before the...
by Liu Yong | Jan 23, 2008
From BBC News: China says it is facing serious power shortages as severe winter weather continues to cause unusually high demand for electricity. Thirteen regions have already started to ration power supplies, the official Xinhua news agency reported. It said coal reserves were down to emergency levels and stockpiles were only high enough to generate […]
by Xiao Qiang | Sep 20, 2005
From Reuters, via The Standard: China has emerged from the summer with far fewer electricity blackouts and shortages than feared, potentially closing the latest chapter in its boom- and-bust power sector saga. Better demand management, rainy weather and improved coal transport helped close supply gaps, in turn curbing the need for extra oil supplies to […]
by Wang Jun | Apr 13, 2005
From Radio Free Asia: China is once more attempting to solve massive energy shortages by forcing businesses to close during peak summer months, but experts say nationwide improvements to energy efficiency and reforms of the centrally planned price structure are the key to the country’s power problems. Shanghai“China’s biggest consumer of energy”has ordered 3,000 businesses […]
by Xiao Qiang | Jan 27, 2005
From Bloomberg.com: “China’s power shortage during periods of peak demand this year may be 17 percent less than in 2004 as new generation capacity starts operating, increasing electricity supply, the nation’s top economic planning body said. China may have a power shortage of about 25,000 megawatts when demand peaks this summer compared with 30,000 megawatts […]
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