Not just in Brazil: India warns of electricity crisis

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Several states in east and south India have been hit by coal shortages

The Chief Minister of New Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, warned this Saturday (9) of an imminent crisis in the production of electricity in the Indian capital, as the city’s main coal-fired plants only have a surplus for one day.

Several states in the east and south of the India have been hit by coal shortages, forcing public suppliers to experience unexpected power cuts.

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The shortage in the country, the world’s second largest consumer of coal, follows a widespread power shortage in China, which has led to factory closures and has had a major impact on production and global supply circuits.

“New Delhi may face an electricity crisis,” said Kejriwal, who recalled that the megalopolis had already faced difficulties in supplying energy in recent months.

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