Electricity shortage rips through factories and industries across China, forcing nation to burn more coal

China’s electricity shortage is affecting numerous factories and industries, testing the nation’s status as the world’s capital for reliable manufacturing. Footage filmed in the city of Yichang in Hubei Province on October 2 shows the city's power grids. Another drone video shot in the city of Zaozhuang in Shandong Province on September 29 shows a photovoltaic power station on barren hills. The shortage prompted the authorities to announce on Wednesday (October 13) a national rush to mine and burn more coal, despite their previous pledges to curb emissions that cause climate change.

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