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Small Power Plants Shut Down

Power companies shut down 8.36GW of polluting plants

Mainland power companies shut down 8.36 gigawatts of smaller power plants in the first half, or 64.3 per cent of the government’s target for the year, the National Development and Reform Commission said. This brings total shutdowns since the start of 2006 to 25.87GW, or 51.74 per cent of the 50GW target for 2006 to 2010. The plants are coal- and oil-fired units. The move will cut 550,000 tonnes of sulphur dioxide emission annually.

Eric Ng – SCMP

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