China reconsiders carbon tax, looks to put power plants in rural west

03/12/2014 | Bloomberg · Bloomberg · Reuters

China is attempting to reduce pollution in its eastern cities by building coal-fired power plants only in western, largely rural regions, which is creating tensions among residents there, Bloomberg reports. Meanwhile, the focus on reducing air pollution may supersede plans to regulate carbon emissions, Vice Environment Minister Zhu Guangyao says.

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