Bei­jing to use Zhangji­akou’s wind power for heat

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

Bei­jing and Zhangji­akou are plan­ning a joint pro­ject to use wind power for heat­ing as a step to­ward con­trol­ling air pol­lu­tion.

A pi­lot plan be­ing launched in Yan­qing county in north­west Bei­jing is ex­pected to be­gin in 2017.

Yan­qing county borders Zhangji­akou, in north­west He­bei province, where there is abun­dant wind power.

Bei­jing and Zhangji­akou are re­quired by the Na­tional Energy Ad­min­is­tra­tion to co­or­di­nate re­lated wind power gen­er­a­tion com­pa­nies, power grid sec­tors and heat­ing com­pa­nies to ini­ti­ate a de­tailed and fea­si­ble im­ple­men­ta­tion plan.

China’s cur­rent energy con­sump­tion mainly comes from coal. But coal burn­ing is a main cause of air pol­lu­tion, which has be­come a key con­cern for Bei­jing and its neigh­bor­ing re­gions of He­bei and Tian­jin.

As the de­vel­op­ment of Bei­jing, Tian­jin and He­bei is in­te­grat­ing, the re­gion’s ar­eas should co­op­er­ate in mak­ing full use of clean energy for heat­ing, the NEA said.

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