Guangdong Province: Shenzhen aims for “bluer sky”
2016-3-28, China Environmental News
The Shenzhen Environmental and Science Research Institute, Clean Air Alliance of China, and Energy Foundation China jointly-released their latest report “Multiple Wins for Blue Sky, Low-carbon and Economy: Shenzhen Experience.” According to the report, the main reasons leading to Shenzhen’s blue sky include industrial and energy restructuring and effective implementation of its air pollution prevention and control measures. Shenzhen reduced coal use from 38 percent to 6.3 percent in the last 15 years. Shenzhen also took comprehensive legal, administrative, and economic measures to address environmental issues, which has proven to be very successful.
Beijing: Environmental Protection Bureau launched “Air Pollution Enforcement Year “action plan
2016-3-23, China Environmental News
The action plan aims to manage the production, sale, and use of scattered coal; clean up four kinds of emissions (coal combustion emissions, VOCs emissions, industrial and vehicle emissions); reduce three types of dust (construction, road, and burning dust). Financial or administrative punishment will be given to any entities that fail to comply with air laws.
Guangdong Province: PM2.5 decreased year by year in Guangzhou city, what’s the secret?
2016-3-16, China Environmental News
Guangzhou is an important transportation hub situated at the heart of the Pearl River Delta, so emissions reduction is a big challenge. However, monitoring data showed that the air quality has steadily improved because of its great efforts in four areas: 1) reducing the use of coal by adjusting the energy structure and establishing “no coal burning zones”; 2) promoting green public transportation, such as using LPG buses and taxis, adopting more stringent vehicle emission standards; 3) reducing dust; and 4) controlling oil fumes.
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves works with China to reduce indoor air pollution, improve people’s health and living condition.
Hebei, Shandong and Henan Province: PM2.5 reduction reached around 20% in Cangzhou (Hebei), Linyi (Shandong) and Zhengzhou（Henan）after Ministry of Environmental Protection reprimanded local governments for their air quality problems.
2016-4-14, The Paper
Inner Mongolia and Beijing: Cross regional carbon emissions trading will start this year to promote regional cooperation on air pollution control.
2016-4-10, China Environmental News
Jiangsu Province: now able to forecast air quality 5 days ahead.
Henan Province: Zhengzhou government set the annual average concentration target of PM2.5 as 79μg/m3 this year, and RMB500,000 penalty will be given to the local authority for each μg above the target.
2016-4-5, China Environmental News
Hubei Province: Wuhan initiates 6 special actions to attack environmental crimes.
Henan: Large construction field required to install video monitoring devices at major dusting points.
2016-3-29, The Paper
Shaanxi Province: Air quality has gotten worse in 5 cities, Shaanxi provincial government issued alerts to local air authorities, urging them to adopt effective anti-pollution measures.
2016-3-25, The Paper
Tianjin: A detailed task list and a compliance evaluation rule were developed to implement the Clean Air Action Plan.
The list specifies the timeline, roadmap, and responsible personnel for each task. Tianjin targets to reduce its air quality index, the annual average concentrations of PM2.5, and PM10 by over 12 percent.
Hebei Province: Heibei province invested RMB45.7 billion in air quality management in the past 3 years, reducing the annual average concentration of PM2.5 by 18.9% in 2015.
2016-3-16, China News.com