Add another example to the list of terrible yet avoidable situations for poor people around the world… Imagine if the supply of coal wasn’t ‘tight’, how many lives would be improved if not saved?….

Oh, and the ‘record snow’ part is quite interesting as well, in a warming world….

KEY QUOTE:

The north-eastern region has also stepped up efforts to keep homes warm, with authorities working to increase energy production capacity and coal imports.

China’s State Grid Corp warned on Sunday of a “tight balance” between power supply and demand through the winter.

Wide swathes of the country — including north-eastern China — have suffered outages since May as soaring prices and tight supply of coal restricted operations at power plants.

ARTICLE & SOURCE:

Record snow falls in parts of north-east China – ABC Australia