Policy & Regulation

China makes progress in gas heating

China is making slow but steady progress in switching its cities from coal to gas for heating, but it still faces challenges in the decade ahead China is making slow but steady progress in switching its cities from coal to gas for heating, but it still faces challenges in the decade ahead.
By Peter Stewart 4 October 2017 0 27837
Smog in Beijing. (Interfax)

A recent study by the University of Chicago has found that the life expectancy of people in northern China is 3.1 years shorter than those living in the south – and high air pollution levels in the north, where particulate matter emissions are 46% higher than in the south, are to blame. The paper, published in September, built on an earlier study of China’s legacy ‘Huai River Policy’, which supplied free coal to fuel boilers for winter heating to people living north of...