Articles | Volume 19, issue 17
Research article
04 Sep 2019
Research article |  | 04 Sep 2019

Impact of the Green Light Program on haze in the North China Plain, China

Xin Long, Xuexi Tie, Jiamao Zhou, Wenting Dai, Xueke Li, Tian Feng, Guohui Li, Junji Cao, and Zhisheng An


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ED: Publish as is (06 Aug 2019) by Renyi Zhang
Short summary
China is undergoing ever-increasing demand for electricity, and launched the Green Light Program (GLP), which is an effective reduction of the coal consumption for power generation. The estimated potential coal saving induced by the GLP can reach a massive value of 120–323 million tons. There was a massive resultant potential emission reduction of air pollutants, which is inherently connected to the haze formation, because the NOx and SO2 are important precursors for the formation of particles.
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