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China's Coal Consumption Falls For 3rd Year in a RowPost date: 2017-02-28

BEIJING — China's consumption of coal fell in 2016 for a third year in a row, official data showed Tuesday, as the world's top carbon polluter has emerged as a global leader in addressing global warming.The National Bureau of Statistics said the consumption of coal, a ma......

China Issues Five-Year Plan on TransportationPost date: 2017-02-28

A five-year plan to develop China’s modern transportation was issued by the State Council on Feb 28.The circular listed major tasks that include improving transportation networks, enhancing smart transportation, promoting green transportation, and developing new business......

Vice Minister of Environmental Protection Holds Air Pollution Prevention and Control Press ConferencePost date: 2017-02-23

Vice Minister Zhao Yingmin invited over 20 media organizations to the conference, briefing them onissues related to air pollution prevention and control. This year will be a key year for air quality as it is the final year of the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Acti......

Environmental Indicators Given More Weight than GDP in Official Performance AssessmentsPost date: 2017-02-22

The Chinese government will devote more effort in 2017 to implementing assessment measures that focus more on the environment than economic growth, according to China's top economic planner.Under the new measures, officials' performances will be judged based on environme......

Beijing Lowers This Year’s Goal for Cutting Excess Coal ProductionPost date: 2017-02-20

(Beijing) — China’s goal to reduce excess coal capacity will be far less ambitious this year — only 20% of last year’s target — because scaling back coal production is expected to be increasingly difficult due to rising prices and concerns over lost jobs.The government ......

Anti-Pollution Efforts Focus on 'Smog Routes'Post date: 2017-02-19

Governments in cities along three pollution "highways" have been told to coordinate their efforts to cut emissions and help prevent the kind of smog that again blanketed the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region on Feb 12 and was expected to persist for five days.The Ministry of ......

Tangshan’s Pollution-Control Measures Fall Victim to Quest for ProfitsPost date: 2017-02-17

(Beijing) — “As virtue rises one foot, vice rises 10”: The Chinese Buddhist proverb is often cited as a reminder to people that the fight for righteousness can be sabotaged by powerful countervailing forces.Take the case of Tangshan, a coastal city in Hebei province.Tan......

Roundtable Discussion on New Energy Vehicle Credit Program DesignPost date: 2017-02-16

On February 16th iCET held a roundtable discussion on NEV credits design impact and management planning, together with China Beijing Environmental Emissions Exchange (CBEEX) with support of the Energy Foundation China. Prof Henry Ye Du of Southwest University of Finance ......

Outdoor Air Pollution Tied to Millions of Preterm BirthsPost date: 2017-02-16

Scientists have published a major study which links outdoor air pollution with 2.7 million preterm births per year.The study, which was led by a team from The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York, found that in 2010, about 2.7 million preterm b......

Ministry of Environmental Protection Organizes Thematic Air Quality InspectionsPost date: 2017-02-16

An official with MEP told the news press today that the Ministry will work with relevant provinces (municipalities) to launch the thematic inspection between Feb. 15 and Mar. 15 on air quality in the first quarter, in order to urge Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and surrounding a......