900 million tonnes
Annual coal production from Shanxi province of northern China - a quarter of China’s total. The province is also a major gas and petrochemical producer.
Major cities in the province - Taiyuan, Yangquan, Changzhi and Jincheng - that will force factories and boilers to comply with new restrictions on sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter, according to a document circulated by environmental groups.
New emission standards that firms in the thermal power, steel, petrochemical, chemical, non-ferrous metals and cement sectors will be forced to comply with by October. Coking coal producers will be given another year to make the necessary adjustments.
22.4 million tonnes
Amount of coal production that the province will have to cut down in order to comply with its air quality plan for 2018. In addition, 1.9 million tonnes of steel capacity will also be cut this year. The province will also create “no-coal zones” and convert thousands of coal-fired boilers to cleaner-burning gas.