US$6 Billion Not Enough to Tackle Air Pollution in Taiwan

Taiwan has announced new emission reduction targets and policies to combat air pollution but environmental groups say they still do not go far enough.

The News Lens
Date: 2017/04/15
By: Rosemary Chen

Taiwan’s new air pollution policy aims to reduce PM2.5 levels by 18 percent by 2019

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with public and private sectors planning to jointly spend NT$200 billion (US$6.6 billion), announced Premier Lin Chuan (林全) on April 13 at a press conference.

To reduce emissions from transport, the government will phase out more than 1 million two-stroke scooters and 80,000 aging diesel trucks, while refitting 38,000 diesel trucks with diesel particulate filters. It also plans to subsidize the replacement of 6,000 inefficient steam boilers nationwide and implement stricter emissions controls for industrial areas.    [FULL  STORY]

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