Hebei Province

China's struggle to turn the corner on coal

Date of Release: 
Feb 12 2016

In early February, Chinese officials announced that no new coal production would be approved for the next three years, while existing production will be reduced by 500 million tons in the next three to five years. The latest State Council decision is an economic one, tied to market reforms that are likely to kill jobs in the heavily industrial coal and steel sectors, but the move is also consistent with China's environmental policy and carbon reduction goals.

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China's Hebei to ban heavily polluting fuel in cities

Date of Release: 
Jan 13 2016

SHIJIAZHUANG, Jan. 13 (Xinhua)-- New facilities which use heavily polluting fuel will be banned in most urban areas and coal use will be further cut in north China's Hebei Province, according to a new law adopted by the provincial legislature on Wednesday.

Large cities will have no less than 80 percent of their township areas ban construction of new projects that use highly polluting fuel, such as heavy oil and raw coal, the new provincial air pollution treatment and prevention rule said.

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