Tianjin to switch 1.2 mln homes to gas and electricity by end-2018

The northern Chinese port city of Tianjin plans to switch 610,000 coal-burning households to gas and electricity by the end of the year.
By Staff reporter 2 November 2017 0 28218

The northern Chinese port city of Tianjin plans to switch 610,000 coal-burning households to gas and electricity by the end of the year, and another 600,000 by the end of 2018, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday, citing Wen Wurui, director of the Tianjin municipal environmental protection bureau.

Wen said coal combustion generates up to a quarter of PM2.5 pollution in Tianjin. The city – which borders Beijing – plans to cut coal consumption by 2.6 mt this year after slashing it by...

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