China announces 10 billion yuan fund to curb air pollution

On Wednesday China’s central government announced a number of measures in the battle against air pollution. They also identified large cities and regions with the most frequent smog and haze.

A special fund of 10 billion yuan (EUR 1.2 billion) will be set up this year by the central government. The money will be used to reward efforts to curb air pollution in the key areas.

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China Daily: Fight Air Pollution

Mentioned measures include promoting cleaner coal with low sulfur content and curbing coal consumption. The State Council also pledged nationwide implementation of Phase 4 of the diesel fuel standard — which means that fuel must contain less than 50 micrograms of sulfur per gram — by the end of this year.

Read more: ChinaDaily

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