Latest increase follows government U-turn introduced to boost power generation; floods in mining regions deepen difficulties in extracting coal.
Malaysia is getting a boost from liquefied natural gas exports while Australia and Indonesia are benefiting from a spike in coal demand. Nobody is winning from surging oil prices.
Once tipped as a global growth pole for LNG adoption, Southeast Asia is now rethinking its energy mix plans as prices double in a month
State planning agency reassures residents and businesses in areas hit by shortages that it and local officials are closely monitoring regional coal supplies and use
Energy authority says all channels are open to obtaining more supplies, as provincial leader calls for additional sourcing. Factories owned by Apple and Tesla affected.
While the Chinese leader's coal statement was welcomed, critics say China has over half the world’s coal plants and that Xi failed to reveal if Beijing will stop projects already begun or approved.
• ADB and governments plan public-private buyout of coal plants • Plants to be shut over 15 years to allow...
Energy policy says green power should account for up to 38% of supplies by 2030; Nuclear’s contribution remains unchanged despite flip in public opinion