Beijing pushes to reduce air pollution

Every night an old coal train chugs in to central Beijing to deliver its load to the Guohua power plant, one of the city’s oldest power stations now surrounded by glitzy malls and towering apartment blocks.

Soon, the trains will no longer be running. In a multibillion dollar effort to reduce air pollution, Beijing is shutting down its coal-fired plants and replacing them with natural gas-fuelled power stations by the end of next year.

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