But solar sounds so nice.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-output-gas/china-boosts-gas-coal-output-in-race-to-heat-homes-for-winter-idUSKBN1E8093China’s coal miners and natural gas producers ramped up output last month at their fastest pace in months to meet surging winter heating demand as utilities and households scrambled for supplies amid a fuel supply crisis, data showed on Thursday.
Major gas fields such as PetroChina’s Yanchang and Changqing have been running at full capacity to cope with demand for the fuel for heating since many northern cities reported shortages in November as part of Beijing’s drive to cut coal use and curb pollution.
China’s coal output last month still hit its highest since June at 299.98 million tonnes, and analysts expect demand in the world’s top consumer of the fuel to continue to rise as many homes revert to the commodity for heating due to gas shortages.
Many households are also using electric heaters, drawing on coal-fired power plants.
The data suggests China will need to import more gas and coal to meet extra winter demand, likely adding further support to rallying prices.