China shuts down 10 mln kilowatts
of small power generators ahead of schedule
Oct 26, 2007 - Xinhua
China has already shut down small coal-fired generating
units with an aggregate capacity of 10 million kilowatts
so far this year, a target set for the whole year,
in a bid to save energy and reduce emissions.
On Friday morning, 54 small coal-fired generating
units in Henan Province in central China were closed
Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan said to fulfill the annual
target almost two months ahead of schedule was a result
of united efforts of different regions and concerned
departments and enterprises.
However, the country's tasks to save energy and reduce
emissions remain arduous, Zeng said, urging continuous
efforts to accomplish the goal set for the next four
years till 2010.
China has been building large-capacity power plants
to save energy and reduce emissions. The country plans
to close small but energy-guzzling coal-fired generating
units with a total capacity of 50 million kilowatts
The closed capacity will save 14.5 million tons of
coal and cut sulfur dioxide emissions by 247,000 tons
and carbon dioxide emissions by 29 million tons a