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Mar 17, 2022 08:03 PM
BUSINESS

After Battling Power Shortages, China Reignites Mothballed Coal Plants

A ceremony to mark the resumption of production was held at Huaneng Gangu power generation company on March 11. Photo: gangu.gov.cn
A ceremony to mark the resumption of production was held at Huaneng Gangu power generation company on March 11. Photo: gangu.gov.cn

Two mothballed coal power plants in China’s northwest will start pumping out electricity again, in the latest sign that policymakers still see the polluting fossil fuel as key to their energy security.

It comes after a storm of coal-power-related issues drove widespread power outages and rationing around the country in September and October last year, denting production in some sectors.

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