In China's Coal Country, a Ban Brings Blue Skies and Cold
Dec 23, 2019 · But the transition to smog-free heating in Hebei has been fraught since its inception. In 2017, the government abruptly reversed a blanket coal ban across 28 northern cities as natural gas shortages left many rural residents without heating in subzero temperatures.
Government to ban coal for domestic heating by 2023 to cut
Dec 08, 2017 · The coal ban has led to a rush to switch to natural gas, but that has led to shortage of the fuel and a surge in prices to record highs since the start of the winter heating season in mid-November.
Dec 22, 2017 · On December 4, the government issued a notice that partly rolled back its ban on coal heating for locations with insufficient gas infrastructure. Hebei's heating problems have resulted from the inadequate preparation for the coal ban. But it shows just how serious the government is about addressing winter air pollution.
Wood burners: Most polluting fuels to be banned in the
Feb 10, 2018 · A ban on coal appears welcome even here in coal country. The Coal Museum of China, in Taiyuan, celebrates the resource, declaring in an introductory film shown to visitors, "We should cherish
Apr 05, 2017 · Late last year, Hebei announced that it would set up 18 "no coal zones" in the rural outskirts of Langfang and Baoding, two of China's most polluted cities, forcing more than 1 million rural
Dec 05, 2019 · Tang Fanxi. Dec 05, 2019 3-min read. Authorities in Hebei will start a province-wide inspection of boilers and encourage local awareness of winter heating safety precautions following a spate of deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning, according to an official statement Thursday. At least six people in the northern province have died from the poisonous gas, emitted from burning "clean …