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China Coal Futures Hit Record High As Mines Flood; Worsening Power Shortages Hit Rust Belt 

China Coal Futures Hit Record High As Mines Flood; Worsening Power Shortages Hit Rust Belt 

Zero Hedge, 11 October, 2021 China’s top coal-producing region has been devastated by torrential rains and flooding this past week. About 9% of the coal mines in Shanxi province, an area responsible for producing 30% of China’s supply, have closed operations. The direct effect of this has been a spike in coal futures. Heavy rainfall flooded Shanxi over the weekend. More than 120,000 people have been evacuated, and 60 of the 682 coal mines in the province have been closed….

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China Doubles Down On Coal Despite Global Push To Go Green

China Doubles Down On Coal Despite Global Push To Go Green

No one will so much as criticise China but there will be lots of fingerwagging against the plebs of the West Authored by Felicity Bradstock via OilPrice.com, Despite global expectations to move away from coal, demand in China is still strong, as rising global temperatures causing heat waves are driving up electricity demand and coal prices.  Thermal coal futures reached record highs in July as a heatwave in China sent electricity use soaring. In industrial areas of the country such as Zhejiang near…

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NZ government wants us all to drive electric cars but will they use coal to produce the electricity?

NZ government wants us all to drive electric cars but will they use coal to produce the electricity?

The New Zealand government is, in its public utterances putting all its hopes on electric cars. We are are pinning our hopes on a utopia of electric vehicles without ever once explaining where the energy for this “clean energy” is going to come from. I think the answer lies below. First here is a video I posted a couple of days ago. NZ imported more than a million tonnes of ‘dirty’ coal last year In the same year that the…

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Reflections on tourism in NZ, coal plants in China and methane emissions

Reflections on tourism in NZ, coal plants in China and methane emissions

Sunday musings The Great Reset meets tourism in New Zealand – “”thoughtless, heedless tourism” is no longer welcome https://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2021/03/the-great-reset-meets-tourism-in-new.html China Cuts Growth Outlook, Increases Military Spend, Shrugged Off Climate Change In Latest ‘Five-Year Plan’ https://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2021/03/chinas-new-five-year-plan-cuts-growth.html Testing waters of East Siberian Arctic Ocean suggests origin of elevated methane is reservoir located in Laptev Sea https://phys.org/news/2021-03-east-siberian-arctic-ocean-elevated.html Methane, Sea Ice & Climate Roundup with Margo (Mar. 7, 2021) Geert Vanden Bossche : Why mass vaccinaton amidst a pandemic creates an irrepressible monster https://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2021/03/geert-vanden-bossche-why-mass.html

China’s new Five Year Plan cuts growth and turns back on cutting emissions

China’s new Five Year Plan cuts growth and turns back on cutting emissions

China.. refrained from introducing a ban on building new coal-fired plants, and did not set a target for curbing coal power plants’ capacity for the next five years.  China Cuts Growth Outlook, Increases Military Spend, Shrugged Off Climate Change In Latest ‘Five-Year Plan’ Zero Hedge, 5 March, 2021 When it comes to official documents, China’s five-year plans (FYPs) are the mother of them all. Not only do FYPs encapsulate all major socioeconomic goals and priorities, they contain the basic assessment and strategy of…

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