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China's War On Smog Will Put The Reins On Global Coal Demand

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April 24, 2014 AT 9:33 AM
China's pollution epidemic has finally spurred the country's leadership to declare a war on smog. Chinese citizens are angry about what's going into their lungs, while a recent government report says pollution has left 16 percent of the country's land unfit for use. Much of that pollution can be traced back to the billowing smoke stacks attached to China's fleet of coal-fired power plants. If Beijing is indeed sincere about taking the fight to pollution, then these aging plants will be on the front line.