A coal-powered power station in Zhangjiakou, in China’s northern Hebei province. SOEs generate more than half of China’s energy sector emissions. Photo: Getty Images/TNS
A coal-powered power station in Zhangjiakou, in China’s northern Hebei province. SOEs generate more than half of China’s energy sector emissions. Photo: Getty Images/TNS
Environment

China’s carbon neutral goal: Beijing cracks the whip, directs its worst polluting firms to get house in order

  • SOEs ‘should play demonstrative and leading roles in promoting carbon peaking and carbon-neutrality’, regulator says
  • State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council oversees some of China’s most power-hungry and heavy polluting firms

Topic |   Environment
A coal-powered power station in Zhangjiakou, in China’s northern Hebei province. SOEs generate more than half of China’s energy sector emissions. Photo: Getty Images/TNS
A coal-powered power station in Zhangjiakou, in China’s northern Hebei province. SOEs generate more than half of China’s energy sector emissions. Photo: Getty Images/TNS
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