Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Trade Wars - The Other Half

 Epoch Times is reporting that the Chinese spat with Australia is having repercussions in the Chinese homeland as several cities in Chinese southern provinces are suffering from electricity shortages as a result. Of course the Chinese have alternative sources of energy but...

Zhang explained that the thermal power plants were lacking coal; hydroelectric power plants were facing low water levels; wind power plants could not operate fully due to frozen ice on the windmills; and solar power plants could not generate stable and sufficient power.

As a result, all buildings in Hunan had to set their heaters at 20°C (68°F) or lower, and elevators had to stop service. Streetlights were also cut off.

So the Green New Deal isn't working out exactly as advertised, eh? This explains the Chinese now importing coal from North Korea without even pretending that they're observing any sanctions on the country.

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