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Policy & Regulation

Hainan coal ban paves way for more gas-to-power

Gas and nuclear power look set to benefit from Hainan’s recent decision to ban construction of new coal-fired power stations on the tropical island Gas and nuclear power look set to benefit from Hainan’s recent decision to ban construction of new coal-fired power stations on the tropical island.
By Tang Tian 14 November 2019 Asia Pacific / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 34784
The ferry service in the port of Hainan, China’s southernmost province. (Xinhua)

The key issue: Hainan’s recent decision to ban the building of new coal-fired plants offers an opportunity for gas to stake a greater claim to the provincial electricity mix.

Interfax analysis: The move by China’s southernmost province of Hainan to ban new coal-fired power capacity will create an opportunity for gas-fired power to develop quickly over the next few years.

The province – home to 9.26 million people at the end of 2018 and sometimes described as China’s Hawaii – aims for nuclear...