Earnings of China's power utilities between January and September plunged as companies were squeezed by surging coal costs
Beijing will investigate its energy information providers as it calls on coal industry participants to 'strictly' meet contractual obligations in its latest bid to tame prices that have hit record highs
Coal prices rose to a record on Monday after data showed a fall in supply in September, adding to concern that domestic output can't meet surging demand for power
All industrial and commercial users will have to buy directly from the market or agents over the grid – just 44% do this now – in a move aimed at stopping high energy consumption
Liaoning province issued its second-highest power shortage alert on Monday, the fifth in two weeks, warning the shortfall could reach nearly 5 gigawatts.