China cancels planned coal-fired plant

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Authorities in Baguang, eastern Shenzhen, China asked Shenzhen Energy Group to stop preparatory work for the construction a new coal-fired power plant. Furthermore, the city will not put forward any new plans to build coal power plants in the future, according to decisions made at an executive meeting of the municipal government August 1.

Shenzhen Energy Group said it would choose a suitable site outside of Shenzhen for the construction of the new power plant.

Since China's National Energy Administration gave its go-ahead for the coal power plant project to begin preliminary work in January, the plan has received strong public opposition over air pollution concerns. In June, 43 Shenzhen lawmakers headed by Zheng Xueding called for the cancellation of the project and objected to any new plans to build coal power plants anywhere in Shenzhen.

On July 12, 39 more deputies sent two requests to the human settlements and environment commission, and the development and reform commission. The human settlements and environment commission said late July that Shenzhen is not a suitable location for coal power plants, saying the proposed plant could cause damage to Dapeng Peninsula’s ecological environment.

In 2006, Shenzhen Energy Group proposed to build a coal power plant with two 1-million-kilowatt generators in Baguang while shutting down some other small, polluting coal power plants, saying the move would greatly cut emissions because the new plant would use new technology.

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