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Ministry tightens Guidelines for environmentally damaging Projects

Beijing plans to further tighten controls in industries that consume a particularly large amount of energy and produce a lot of emissions. The goal is to advance low-carbon developments in the country, it said. This was announced by the Ministry of the Environment on Monday. Controls in industries such as steel and aluminum should be tightened in the future, Reuters news agency reports. Guidelines for oil refineries, coking plants and other projects that have a high impact on the environment should also not be lowered, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) said. However, details on this were not discussed.

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