The Stream, April 19: Power Cuts, Golf Booms

Despite promises to curb power rationing, much of China is on the brink of the worst energy shortages for years, as insufficient coal supply, rising coal prices and waning hydropower capacity are set to affect power output before the summer peak. Do the blackouts signal deeper structural problems for China’s energy future?

This commentary for the Guardian looks beyond China’s low-carbon leadership headlines and finds a much more nuanced picture.

China’s Golf Course Development
This event at the China Environment Forum peeked into the environmental and governance impacts of China’s booming golf course construction.

China is not the only place struggling to rein in its booming population and energy demand. Turkey’s prime minister has unveiled a plan to split Istanbul in two to cope with the sprawling megacity’s enormous infrastructure and municipal services challenges, the Guardian reports.

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