Crack down planned on unauthorised generation plants
China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is expected to unveil a new policy aimed at clamping down on unauthorised power plants, following recent moves to tighten environmental protection. According to a report, the new policy aims to close down all plants being built or planned without the explicit approval of central government. Citing two unnamed industry sources, the report said the policy will be executed to stop the 80 GW or more of unapproved existing and planned projects in a bid to protect the environment and reduce the impact on the independent power producers. In a move to reduce pollution, State Environment Protection Agency ordered 46 power plants to install desulphurisation units last month.