National Development and Reform Commission

China punishes coal, steel companies for violating pollution, safety rules

Date of Release: 
Sep 29 2016

China's state planner has punished hundreds of coal and steel companies by forcing them to close or cut output for violating environmental and safety regulations, the latest effort to crack down on the country's heavily polluting industries.

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) forced two steel companies to shut completely, 29 firms to halt production and another 23 to curb output, it said in a statement on Thursday. The closures and curbs followed a nationwide inspection of more than 1,000 steel makers in the world's top producer.

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China support social investment in thermal power plants pollution control

Date of Release: 
Jan 20 2016

The National Development and Reform Commission on Tuesday published guidance for promoting third-party pollution governance in thermal power plants, clearly stating support for social investment in environmental pollution control in thermal power plants.

The guidance puts up that China would expand the areas of third-party pollution governance in thermal power plants from current sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide to waste gas, water, and solid waste by 2020.

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China's state planner calls for vigorous enforcement of dirty coal ban

Date of Release: 
Dec 10 2015

BEIJING, Dec 10 (Reuters) - China's state planning commission urged better enforcement of a ban on dirty coal, calling for violators to be more vigorously punished, as the world's largest energy consumer continues to grapple with rampant air pollution.

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) called for the proper implementation of the ban on the import and local sale of coal with high ash and sulphur content, in a statement dated for Nov. 30 and posted on its website on late Wednesday.

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