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The Energy Crisis That Helped Revive Coal Is Easing, for Now

Fuel shortages that caused power disruptions across China and India are abating, though a cold winter and tight supply remain a challenge. 

Operations At The Erdenes Mongol LLC Tavan Tolgoi Coal Mine
Photographer: Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg
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An energy crisis in two of Asia’s key economies that caused power shortages and threatened slower growth is beginning to ease, though further risks remain.

Supplies of coal, the key source of electricity generation in China and India, are rising again after governments pressed miners to boost output. That’s allowing power plants and major industrial consumers to start rebuilding stockpiles.