Beijing into ‘battle’ against coal-fired stoves

Date of Release: 
Jan 13 2016

Beijing will begin to remove coal-fired stoves from family homes and businesses this year, with officials blaming consumption of low-quality coal as contributing to winter smog.

The capital is launching a “large-scale battle” to replace rural coal use with cleaner fuel, officials said at a meeting on pollution control and coal management on Monday.

Authorities will comb small factories, restaurants, bath houses and hotels in rural areas to remove their stoves, said Zhong Chonglei, a chief inspector with the city’s environmental protection bureau.


Protesters shun power plant hearing

Date of Release: 
Jul 28 2015

Songkhla: Protesters boycotted a public hearing Monday on a new coal-fired power plant project planned for Thepha district, after being told they could not attend if they brought their protest placards.

The third and final hearing on the Environment and Health Impact Assessment (EHIA) for the 2,200-megawatt coal-fired power plant, which will be the largest of its kind in Thailand, was held at the Pak Bang Tambon Administration Organisation (TAO) office.

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