The Coal Boom Choaking China

The Guardian has a great website on China’s coal dependence and its consequences.  Check it out here.  Relatedly, the NPC recently passed an amendment to China’s air quality law.  Two somewhat contrasting news reports offer an interesting picture of the law’s strengths and failures.  See reports by Xinhua and Reuters.  Notably, the amendment has not set any specific caps on future coal consumption, but does establish standards for the burning of cleaner coal.

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