HEBEI PLANS TO ENCOURAGE ENTERPRISES TO CUT POLLUTION
Hebei, the steel heartland of China and the country's smoggiest province, has a new plan to encourage enterprises to cut pollution and carbon emissions, upgrade technology, and improve efficiency. Under the new "pace setter" plan, enterprises from industrial sectors like steel, cement, glass-making, coking, and waste-to-energy can obtain "pace setter" status by adopting stricter than necessary emissions standards or implementing a "green supply chain" system. When an enterprise obtains "pace setter" status, it will then be exempt from production curbs during periods of poor air quality. In providing this exemption, the "pace setter" plan will encourage Hebei enterprises to cut pollution and minimize economic disruption. For the full story, see https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-china-pollution-hebei/chinas-hebei-to-exempt-green-pace-setters-from-output-curbs-idUKKBN1JA0CD.