Journal of Environmental Engineering Technology ›› 2011, Vol. 1 ›› Issue (3): 185-196.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-991X.2011.03.031

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Study on Current Status of Air Pollution Control for Coal-fired Power Plants in China

ZHANG Jian-yu1,PAN Li2,YANG Fan2,LIU Jia 3   

  1. 1. Environmental Defense Fund
    2. China Electricity Council
    3. School of Public Policy and Management,Tsinghua University
  • Received:2011-03-09 Online:2011-05-20 Published:2011-05-06
  • Contact: LIU Jia

Abstract: Power industry of China has made great achievements from 1978. By the end of 2010, the national installed power capacities and the electricity generation of China has reached 962.19 GW and 4.228 trillion kW·h respectively, ranking the second in the world since 1996. The air pollution of coal-fired power plants had been controlled significantly, and the emissions of major pollutants been controlled effectively, with the emission performance declining year by year. The emission performance of the dust emission, SO2 and NOx decreased to 1.0, 3.2 and 2.9 g/(kW·h) respectively in the end of 2009. The power industry took proactive responses toward climate change, and the cumulative emission reduction of CO2 of power industry was about 951 million tons from 2006 to 2009, compared to the 2005 level. Looking forward to the Twelfth Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015), the power industry should insist on the control roadmap of combining the source control and end-of-pipe treatment, and the key work on the regional joint prevention and the multi pollutant control to control the air pollutants; and insist on optimizing the power structure and enhancing the energy saving to deal with climate change.

Key words: coal-fired power plants, air pollutants, control