Articles | Volume 19, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 11185–11197, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-11185-2019

Special issue: Regional transport and transformation of air pollution in...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 11185–11197, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-11185-2019

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 et al.

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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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