Lifts have stopped working and street lights have gone dark in Chinese provinces that are home to millions of people, as authorities ration electricity in the face of rising coal prices and targets to cut carbon emissions. Global consumers could also experience a shortage of iPhones and other electronics ahead of Christmas after power cuts to meet energy consumption caps forced factories to halt production. Cars are stuck in traffic jams, people at home are dusting off torches, and shopkeepers are lighting candles as a last resort. Cities such as Shenyang and Dalian – home to more than 13 million people – have been affected, with disruption at factories owned by suppliers to global companies like Apple and Tesla.
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