Capital city Taiyuan of northern China's Shanxi province pledged to dismantle 638 coal-burned boilers within a limit time, announced the municipal government in a statement recently.
The city will ban all coal-fired boilers with capacity of 20 t/h and below in the urban districts as well as three counties around.
Of all the involved boilers in total capacity of 2,810 t/h, 489 are heating boilers totaling t/h, while boilers running for all year round reached 149, with gross capacity of 630 t/h.
By June 30, all coal-fired boilers should be removed and alternative clean energy need to be used before end-October.
Upon completion of the demolition work, Taiyuan can cut emission of 8,000 tonnes sulfur dioxide, 7,600 tonnes nitrogen oxide and 5,000 tonnes dust.
(Writing by Alex Guo Editing by Harry Huo)
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