Beijing promises coal-free power by 2017 to fight pollution


sustainability.thomsonreuters.com| Posted May 22, 2015

Beijing will build four gas-fired power and heating plants by next year and shut the last of its coal-fired generators by 2017 as part of its campaign against hazardous air pollution, officials said.

However, while progress has been made in cutting major pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, China’s sprawling capital will still need many years to bring smog down to acceptable levels as the authorities struggle to find alternative energy supplies… read more>


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