Hebei to close 4 GW of coal-fired capacity by 2020

By Staff reporter 5 April 2017

Hebei, home to six of China’s 10 smoggiest cities in the first two months of 2017, plans to close 4 GW of coal-fired power capacity by 2020 – 6.4% of the province’s total installed capacity – as part of efforts to curb air pollution.

Small coal-fired power plants with capacities of 200 MW account for more than two-thirds of Hebei’s generation.

Other measures to improve air quality include substituting coal with gas and renewable power, and eliminating outdated power generation capacity in urban areas by 2020.

Hebei, which...

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