19 Apr '11, 7pm

On Our Radar: Power Shortages Loom in China - NYTimes.com

Provinces in central and southwestern China may face their worst electricity shortages in years this summer due to intensifying coal shortages and drought, state officials warn. Fuel supplies are dwindling due to steadily rising prices and transportation problems, while meager rainfall during March has left hydroelectric facilities generating significantly below peak capacity. A major copper producing region is already suffering regular power shortages, hampering production. [Reuters] Beijing will ban coal use from many of the city’s largest urban districts by 2015, as part of a larger effort to reduce air pollution in the city, officials say. Hundreds of thousands of old vehicles that cannot meet new emissions standards will also be barred from city streets as part of the program. [People's Daily] Nuclear reactors under construction along China’s southeastern coast are si...

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