China's Transition Takes Multiple Blows From Extreme Weather

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Extreme weather events in big parts of China are exposing weak links in China’s energy transition and climate strategy, which relies heavily on hydropower as the largest source of “non-fossil fuel” for keeping carbon emissions in check. On one hand, the crippling power crisis in China’s Sichuan province that grabbed international headlines might be easing as the heat wave subsided and rainfalls improved hydro availability late last week. But hot weather and droughts have spread to other parts of the Yangtze River basin, wreaking havoc with both power supply and grain production.

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