​China to shut remainder of its major coal power stations in Beijing

China will shut the last of its four major coal-fired power stations in Beijing, replacing them all with gas run plants.

These plants will officially shut down next year, in an effort to stem the country’s rampant pollution problems, according to Bloomberg.

It reports Beijing will close China Huaneng Group’s power plant next year, having already closed two major power plants last week, and another last year.

Power to the city will instead be provided by four gas-fired power stations that are able to generate more than twice the power of the coal plants.

The move is part of a greater push to cut pollution in the country, as smog reaches new dangerous levels.

Earlier this year the nation announced it would look to reduce coal consumption levels by 160 million tonnes over the next five years, with 13 million tonnes being reduced in Beijing alone.

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