Beijing's flagship coal-to-ga​s plan to cut smog breaks China's rules on water and air pollution

China’s flagship coal-to-gas pilot project is already breaking national standards on air and water pollution - according to an on-the-ground investigation by Greenpeace China.

China is considering more than 50 new coal to gas projects in a move partially designed to reduce air pollution.

The process is extremely carbon intensive and recent analysis suggests the projects undermine a recent China-US agreement on tackling climate change

Domestically the plans have sparked concerns about water use and local pollution.

China’s flagship coal-to-gas pilot project is already breaking national standards on air and water pollution - according to an on-the-ground investigation by Greenpeace China.

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