Cameras record the moment as an operator presses the stop button for the last turbine array operating at the plant. Photo: Xinhua

Beijing shuts down its last coal-fired power plant as part of bid to clear air

But capital still relies on polluting energy sources in other provinces for part of its energy needs

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Cameras record the moment as an operator presses the stop button for the last turbine array operating at the plant. Photo: Xinhua
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.