Beijing shuts down big coal-fired power plant

Beijing has closed the first of four large coal-fired power plants set to be decommissioned as part of the city’s efforts to cut smog-forming air pollution. Beijing’s three remaining coal-fired power plants are all to be closed by the end of 2016. It plans to fill the gap by building new natural gas-fired power stations and bringing in electricity from other provinces.

Source: PlanetArk, 24 July 2014

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