Beijing Forced to Use Low-Sulfur Coal from August 1

Posted by Joseph R. Fonseca
Monday, July 14, 2014
Anti Pollution measures

 

Xinhua News Agency reported on Saturday that Beijing from August 1 will be forced to use low-sulfur coal to help improve air quality in Beijing.

Reported, citing the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Quality Supervision, said, according to the "low-sulfur coal and products" local standards to be implemented in Beijing, Beijing will be forced to use low-sulfur coal.The standard for the quality of coal in particular the relationship between environmental pollution and sulfur, volatile organic compounds and other indicators, strict control, some indicators than the national standard.

This is China's first mandatory use of low-sulfur coal industries to cope with pollution. Over the past few decades China pursuit of economic growth at all costs, resulting in air, water and soil polluted, causing strong public resentment, the leadership is deeply worried.

China promulgated a series of laws and regulations before environmental pollution, but because of inadequate supervision and punishment, Enforcement is very difficult. 

Compilation: Hou Xue Ping Issued by: interbedded

Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Environmental

Shell Offers Smooth Transition to ECAs

Shipowners switching to low sulphur content fuels in line with their obligations in Emissions Control Areas (ECAs) have demanded confidence in the cylinder oils

US Forecaster Predicts Below-average Atlantic Hurricane Season

The Atlantic Ocean will see a below-average number of hurricanes this season due to cooler seas and a strong El Niño effect, the U.S. government weather forecaster announced on Wednesday.

SeaCURE BWTS Earns 2nd US Patent

Evoqua Water Technologies has been awarded a second United States patent on its technical solution for treating ballast water.  This latest patent was granted by

Energy

Scandlines Orders Ferry Battery System

Corvus Energy announces the signing of marine Energy Storage System (ESS) contract with Scandlines Denmark ApS; world’s largest battery hybrid electric fleet orders additional 2.

Philippine, Vietnamese Troops Together on Disputed Island

Vietnamese and Philippine troops played soccer and sang karaoke on a South China Sea island on Wednesday in a sign of the growing security ties between the two

New MD for Glander Int'l Bunkering (India)

Glander International Bunkering is proud to announce that Ajay Menon has been appointed as the Managing Director of Glander International Bunkering (India) Private Limited.

News

CMA-CGM to Call Port of Baltimore

International container shipping company CMA-CGM of France announced that it will begin service within the next couple of weeks to the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore.

Somaliland to Pick Berbera Port Partner by End of Year

Somaliland expects to choose a partner to develop and manage its Berbera port by the end of the year, with construction expected to start early next year, the breakaway

Hapag-Lloyd Expands Feeder Network in Scandinavia

Baltic Express Service (BAX) to include Oslo / Two weekly departures from Gothenburg and Helsingborg in SDX and GTE / Connection via Hamburg and Bremerhaven to

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1726 sec (6 req/sec)