The largest provincial economy in China’s northeast rustbelt warned of worsening power shortages on Monday, despite government efforts to boost coal supply and manage electricity use in a post-pandemic energy crisis hitting multiple countries. Liaoning province issued its second-highest level power shortage alert on Monday, the fifth in two weeks, warning the shortfall could reach nearly 5 gigawatts (GW). Liaoning has the biggest economy and consumes the most power of the three provinces making up China’s rust-belt industrial region. It has been suffering widespread power cuts since mid-September. A level-two alert indicates a power shortage equivalent to 10%-20% of total demand for power. The rebound in global economic activity as coronavirus restrictions are lifted has exposed shortages of fuels used for power […]