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Cover Story: Sichuan Power Crunch Sparks Calls for Rethink of Coal in China’s Energy Mix

By Chen Xuewan, Fan Ruohong and Denise Jia
2022年08月22日 07:16
While nation is on track to exceed its renewable energy targets, a heatwave and drought are slashing hydropower output, bringing out-of-favor thermal power back into frame

As much of China continues to bake under the worst heatwave in at least 60 years, a drought is drying up reservoirs and crippling hydropower stations in southwestern Sichuan province, the largest producer of the renewable energy, causing a power crunch and sparking calls for a rethink of the black sheep in the nation’s energy mix: coal.

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