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.