Shortage Of Death Trains Threatened China

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BEIJING, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — China was still suffering from coal shortage because of the lingering cold weather and electricity rationing continued in five provinces and municipalities, including the country’s major coal producer Shanxi Province.

As of Sunday, coal reserves in 598 major power plants were decreasing and could sustain for nine days. Coal storages in 205 power plants could not run for seven days, a national alarming level, according to the National Power Dispatch and Communication Center.

The situation worsened in 11 percent of the power plants, which would shut production at any time as coal reserves could not support for three days of power generation.

On Sunday, Shanxi, Shandong, Henan, Hubei and Chongqing continued electricity rationing because of power shortage.

Because of a cold snap, temperature in parts of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, northern China and northeastern China was expected to fall by six to eight degrees Celsius between Monday and Tuesday, according to the China Meteorological Administration.

Coal shortage, electricity rationing continue in China as cold weather lingers_

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4 Responses to Shortage Of Death Trains Threatened China

  1. Brad says:

    A bit off topic but Al Gore sold Current to Al Jazeera (sp).

  2. Justa Joe says:

    What sort of govt would expect the rest of the planet to get warmer because it can’t provide heat for its large country?

  3. Andy DC says:

    Those evil Chinese need to freeze to death in order to save the planet!

  4. tckev says:

    Also in China –
    Snow-covered deserts are rare, but that’s exactly what the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite observed as it passed over the Taklimakan Desert in western China on Jan. 2, 2013. Snow has covered much of the desert since a storm blew through the area on Dec. 26, 2012. Chinese Central Television (CNTV) reported that the Xinjian Uygyr autonomous region was one of the areas hardest hit.
    The Taklimakan is one of the world’s largest—and hottest—sandy deserts.

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