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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/23/business/global/23iht-power23.html?_r=1&ref=business

Heavy rains in central China last week will help China produce extra hydroelectric power in the coming weeks, but not enough to avoid severe electricity shortages this summer, Chinese officials said Wednesday.

Many factories in the country’s export-oriented eastern provinces are already losing electricity from the grid during the daytime for one to three days a week. That forces them to operate at night, run on costly diesel generators or reduce output.

The national grid has given priority to maintaining electricity supplies for residential customers, particularly in cities. But in small towns and rural areas, many homes are also losing power needed to use the more than 100 million air conditioners, washing machines, refrigerators and other appliances sold since the start of 2009 with government subsidies aimed at narrowing the gap in the standard of living between cities and the rest of the country.

The official newspaper China Daily reported Tuesday that large office buildings in Shanghai were being asked to turn off their air-conditioning for an hour this summer each time the outdoor temperature exceeded 35 degrees Celsius (94 degrees Fahrenheit). In addition to factory blackouts, nonindustrial businesses like stores will be asked to close in Shanghai when the temperature climbs above 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit), the newspaper said.

So we have Japan suffering rolling power cuts and now China will also be suffering power cuts. So China has been busy subsiding consumption by the poor and when the subsidies finally end just imagine what will happen to demand....

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/23/business/global/23iht-power23.html?_r=1&ref=business

So we have Japan suffering rolling power cuts and now China will also be suffering power cuts. So China has been busy subsiding consumption by the poor and when the subsidies finally end just imagine what will happen to demand....

Except China can throw up powerstations pretty quickly, no need to concern themselves about public opinion or even the environment. Dayla bay had 2 more reactors upgraded recently. And tbh there is scope for MASSIVE energy saving all over the place. Chinese people can be incredibly wasteful they will have airconditioning on and have the windows open. In winter they do the same with heating.

A Mainland Chinese guy I stayed with was a uber waster, he had the aircon on full but felt it too cold so turned on the heating at the same time instead of turning down the aircon.

When it got too hot he opened the windows.

Have a look at Beijing open shop fronts air con on everywhere.

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Except China can throw up powerstations pretty quickly, no need to concern themselves about public opinion or even the environment. Dayla bay had 2 more reactors upgraded recently. And tbh there is scope for MASSIVE energy saving all over the place. Chinese people can be incredibly wasteful they will have airconditioning on and have the windows open. In winter they do the same with heating.

A Mainland Chinese guy I stayed with was a uber waster, he had the aircon on full but felt it too cold so turned on the heating at the same time instead of turning down the aircon.

When it got too hot he opened the windows.

Have a look at Beijing open shop fronts air con on everywhere.

And we are the idiots introducing green taxes! sad.gif

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