The decision by China to boost coal output in order to avert power cuts is a common sense decision which will help it's population to have warmed as it approaches projected severe winter.
If Britain had not stupidly closed it's coal mines we would not now be facing massive Electricity; Gas and Fuel costs.
It's time the so called experts stopped regarding Global Warming with Climate Change.
We can extract CO2 from coal and gas by Carbon Capture but both Tory and Labour Parties have and are continuing to blame coal for what we are really facing namely Climate Change which the earth has faced for millions of years.
If Britain's Coal Mines had not been closed politically we would today be self sufficient in energy and be able to provide our country with all the power it needs. I welcome the common sense policy of China and call for its example be followed by all countries who have coal reserves to follow China' example.
President NUM 1982-2002. 9/10/2021
Gazprom raises forecast for gas export prices by over 10% in 2021 Governments need to take action to combat fuel suppliers taking the opportunity to ratchet up prices as market prices soar. One way of doing this is to cut dependency on importing energy and using what is available at home, as China has decided to do. This does not mean stopping work towards developing sustainable energy. In the U.K. a coal mine that was making great progress in developing carbon capture was closed shutting down the means to develop the technology that is needed.