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CHINA BURNS MORE COAL TO AVOID ELECTRICITY BLACKOUTS

Posted 3 December 2016

"China is scrambling to mine and burn more coal. A lack of stockpiles and worries about electricity blackouts are spurring Chinese officials to reverse curbs that once helped reduce coal production. Mines are reopening. Miners are being lured back with fatter paychecks. China's response to coal scarcity shows how hard it will be to wean the country off coal." Keith Bradsher writes in the New York Times.

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