The Last 12 Days Of Electricity

April 24th, 2008 | researchmaterial

At the end of a cold and stormy winter, the country has just 12 days of coal reserves at most power stations. Some provinces, including Hebei, bordering Beijing, have less than a week’s coal left. This is a record low, the state electricity regulatory commission revealed on Tuesday. China relies on burning coal for 70% of its electricity.

China down to 12 days of coal stocks – earth – 23 April 2008 – New Scientist Environment

(Obviously, it won’t come down to China going dark in 12 days. Remember, these posts are tagged as "research material," not "news.")


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