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China warns against "blind"
rush to build coal-to-gas plants

Reuters, by Chen Aizhu

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/23/2014 8:27:27 PM

Beijing - China has warned operators against "blindly" developing projects to turn coal into synthetic fuel, underlining the requirements needed for regulatory approval as companies rush into investments that are costly and might harm the environment. The warning, published by the National Energy Administration (NEA) on its website (www.nea.gov.cn) on Tuesday, came days after plans to produce billions of cubic metres of gas from coal were described by a top government researcher as "irrational". The government bans coal-to-gas plants that would produce less than 2 billion cubic metres a year and coal-to-oil projects smaller than one million

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If you get your news here, you´ve seen the pictures with the articles that show how bad the polution can get in China. With a nation relying on wearing surgical masks outside, that sends a powerful visual. It´s even clearer if you watch movies made there as to how bad their pollution is. To add to it would take more than token carbon credits to save countless future lives from repertory hell.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 7/24/2014 6:47:01 AM     (No. 9937670)

Today´s Beijing makes L.A. look like Healthy Valley. The poor use coal fired everything and coal is cheap.

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