17 September 2019

Coal power plants face stiffer fines for false data, paper says

Chinese authorities have been looking into coal power plants to determine if their emission levels are meeting government standards after the firms were required to install de-nitration, de-sulfurization and de-dusting facilities, Shanghai Securities News reported Friday. Entities that are found to give fake pollution data to get subsidies will be fined as much as five times the subsidy amount they get from an environmental protection initiative, the report said, citing rules issued jointly Thursday by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Xu Kunlin, head of the NDRC’s price supervision department, said previously that investigation results will be unveiled soon and that errant firms will be blacklisted.

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