China's battle for blue skies 

WOOD Mackenzie says that China’s 2018-2020 Three-year Action Plan for Winning the Blue Sky War demonstrates some policy shifts, such as a ban on construction of gas-fired combined heat and power plants thanks to concerns of seasonal gas shortages. 

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China battling for blue skies with new policy

"It is likely that gas' penetration in the power and petrochemical sectors will be slower than we previously expected," head of China research Prakash Sharma wrote. 
 
However, it may offer a quicker shift to cleaner fuels like LNG and electricity, the research note finds. 
 
This three-year plan, released a week ago, is separate to the 13th Five-year environmental plan which runs until 2020. 
 
It extends the reach of previous plans to key city clusters and areas like the Fenwei Plain, with less of a traditional focus on key manufacturing areas like the Pearl River Delta, and focuses on PM2.5 levels, an air quality measure that looks at particulate matter. 
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