Zhengzhou in central China's Henan province plans to cut its total coal consumption to no more than 20.85 million tonnes in 2020, down 7% from 2018 level, according to an Implementation Plan posted on the local government website.
The city will strive to reduce the share of non-thermal coal in coal consumption to below 25%, and lower the share of coal in overall energy consumption to below 58%, basing on the 2020 Implementation Plan for the Tough Battle against Air Pollution.
The Plan also addressed that by the end of October, all steel enterprises in Zhengzhou will need to complete the transformation and acceptance of ultra-low emissions, and screen key vehicle enterprises for bulk material transport and formulate emergency transport response plan.
Transport of materials by diesel trucks and trucks with emission level below National Standard VI is prohibited during the period of the orange and above alert. New energy logistics vehicles, cement tanks and muck trucks are exempted from emergency response.
By the end of the year, all cement clinker production lines with capacity less than 2,000 tonnes per day and cement grinding equipment (special cement excluded) with a diameter of less than 3 meters are expected to be eliminated.
The city will actively promote the development and utilization of renewable energy resources, accelerate the construction of renewable energy projects such as wind power, photovoltaic and biomass, so as to bring the total installed capacity of renewable energy power generation to about 500 MW by the end of the year, and expand area of renewable energy heating by additional 5 million square meters.
(Writing by Emma Yang Editing by Jessie Jia)
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