China increases use of coal this year despite pledging to reduce fossil fuels Published December 6, 2021 at 1:52 PM EST Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Listen • 5:09 Demand for coal is skyrocketing in China, driving new mining, coal stockpiling and widespread power cuts. NPR’s Emily Feng reports. This article was originally published on WBUR.org. Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.