China orders immediate jump in coal output to fight power crunch | Reuters


Chinese officials have ordered the country’s two top coal regions to act immediately to expand their annual production capacity by more than 160 million tonnes as China battles its worst power crunch and coal shortage in years.

Authorities face prices at record highs and electricity shortages that have prompted power rationing across the country, crippling industrial output and threatening economic growth.

Source: China orders immediate jump in coal output to fight power crunch | Reuters

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