Ningxia will promote Clean heating in this Winter heating season
Xinhua News Agency, Yinchuan, 10 Nov (Reporter Zhang Liang) the reporter learned from the Office of the leading Group for Ecological and Environmental Protection in Ningxia Hui Autonomous region that Ningxia will vigorously reduce coal-fired pollution in the comprehensive control of air pollution in the winter and spring of 2019-2020. In accordance with the principle of "changing by gas" and "according to supply and demand", we will steadily promote clean heating to ensure the safety of the masses over the winter.
According to the comprehensive air pollution control action plan formulated in Ningxia, various localities will reasonably determine the number of households from "coal to gas" and "coal to electricity" according to the gas supply contract signed during the heating period and the actual gas supply capacity, and steadily promote clean heating. Ningxia requires all localities to make full use of the heating potential of power plants, speed up the construction of heating pipe network, and increase the substitution of scattered coal. "changing coal to electricity" should be based on technology that is sustainable and popular with the masses, and actively promote centralized electric heating, regenerative electric heaters, air source heat pumps, and so on. Simple heating methods such as electric blankets with poor heating effect and large opinions of the masses, "small sun" and so on are not encouraged.
Ningxia also requires all localities to strictly manage the use of bulk coal, and the governments of various cities, counties, and districts have designated areas that have completed the transformation of clean heating as areas forbidden to burn highly polluting fuels in accordance with the law, and formulate and implement relevant supporting policies and measures. For areas that have not yet implemented clean heating, it is necessary to strengthen the construction of clean coal distribution centers and supervision of bulk coal quality, strictly implement Ningxia civil coal quality standards, and comprehensively prohibit the sale of inferior bulk coal.