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Electricity shortage: Chambers of Commerce call for more transparency

The EU Chamber of Commerce in China has called for more transparency on future electricity shortages in light of ongoing power cuts, especially in the east of the country. It recommended that the authorities publish timetables and details of energy-saving measures for the coming months as soon as possible so that companies can prepare themselves. Companies and manufacturing plants that are already energy efficient should be exempted from future electricity shortages based on a scientific approach, the chamber suggests. The pace of the energy transition needs to be better controlled by the government: The EU Chamber strongly recommends striking a balance between energy security and China’s long-term climate goals through “realistic approaches and sustainable strategies in a coordinated manner”.

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