China Bans New Coal Plants In Step To Reduce Pollution

China Bans New Coal Plants In Step To Reduce Pollution.

The Chinese government on Thursday 12th, September,  unveiled a new multi-pronged approach to tackle the country’s notorious air pollution problem, including a ban on the construction of new coal power plants at three key industrial regions, as well as investments into energy efficient projects that will cut energy consumption per unit of industrial value by 20 percent.

The plan, released by the Chinese State Council, sought to address growing public criticism over the nation’s abysmal environmental record – wherein earlier in the year, concentration of fine particulate matter in the capital of Beijing had soared to over 40 times the exposure limit recommended by the World Health Organisation.

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