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ENERGY POLICY

Varying impacts of China’s coal ban

Policies that encourage a shift away from solid fuels can improve public health, welfare and the environment. However, impacts and their distribution are rarely evaluated. Now research shows that benefits to home comfort, indoor air quality and well-being from China’s coal-to-electricity programme vary across rich and poor districts.

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Pachauri, S. Varying impacts of China’s coal ban. Nat Energy 4, 356–357 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-019-0385-3

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