Policy & Regulation

Beijing set to hit coal-to-gas switching targets

Beijing’s arduous bid to clean up the city’s air is moving in the right direction thanks to an official campaign to switch from coal to gas Beijing’s arduous bid to clean up the city’s air is moving in the right direction thanks to an official campaign to switch from coal to gas.
By Tang Tian 9 May 2017 0 25830
A coal-fired power plant near Beijing in 2014. The city is set to replace coal power with gas. (PA)

Beijing is on course to meet ambitious goals for coal-to-gas (CTG) switching, as the capital of China and other key polluted regions enter the final year of a five-year action plan to improve air quality.

Beijing’s municipal government has set a coal consumption cap of 7 mt for 2017 – down from 13 mt in 2012 – after the city met its original target of 10 mt by 2017 a year early. The objective was first listed in the Atmospheric Pollution Prevention Action Plan...