Commission Opposes to Construction of Coal Powered Plant in Shenzhen
The urban planning, land and resources commission said that the city is not a suitable place to place a coal power plant. The commission issued that statement in a response to a letter that was signed by deputies of the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Congress.
The deputies’ letter opposed to the planned construction of a coal fired plant near Baguang in Dapeng New Area. The commission argues that by placing a coal plant in Dapeng will violate directives given by multiple levels of government. A statement issued by the Central Government in 2012, the construction or expansion of a coal power plant is banned in the Pearl River Delta area.
The development plan for Dapeng showed that a proposed site for the coal plant can be developed for high tech industries or any emerging industries such as culture, tourism, biology, real estate, ocean resources and electronic information. Any other industries will be banned from the area. Central, local and provincial government departments have also released documents that oppose any construction of coal power plants in Shenzhen.
Even if these plants uses advance measures such as desulfurizing technology, it will still produce more than 3,000 tons of sulfur dioxide and 842 tons of soot per year causing serious negative influences in the environment surrounding Dapeng Peninsula.