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China reignites mothballed coal plants in wake of power shortages

Move indicates fossil fuels still seen as key to country's energy security

Two mothballed coal power plants in China's northwest, owned by China Huaneng Group, will start pumping out electricity again.   © AP

Two mothballed coal power plants in China's northwest will start pumping out electricity again, in the latest sign that policymakers still see the polluting fossil fuel as key to their energy security.

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