China shuts down 253 small coal-fired
Sept 28, 2007 - Asia In Focus
In the past eight months, China has shut down 253
small coal-fired generating units that were heavy
energy consumers and emitters, and replaced them with
high-efficiency generators that has cut yearly coal
consumption by 13.5 million tons and CO2 emissions
by 27 million tons. Vice-Premier Zeng Peiyan said
this while inaugurating the second forum on China-Japan
Energy Saving and Environmental Protection yesterday.
* To meet the goal of lowering energy consumption
per unit of gross domestic product (GDP) by 20 per
cent and reducing the output of sulfur dioxide and
chemical oxygen demand by 10 per cent by the end of
2010 compared with 2005, thermal generators with a
capacity of 355 million kilowatts (kW) will be fitted
with desulfurization devices by 2010, he added.
* Zeng also said China will adopt measures to guide
and encourage the development of renewable energy
with taxation and fiscal incentives.