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China Closes 10.71 Gigawatts of Small Power Plants, Xinhua Says

July 25 (Bloomberg) -- China has closed 10.71 gigawatts of inefficient small coal-fired power plants as of July 15, two months ahead of schedule, the official Xinhua News Agency reported today, citing the National Energy Administration.

China has shut 70.77 gigawatts of small thermal power plants since 2006 under a plan aimed at boosting coal burning efficiency, the news agency said.

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To contact the editor responsible for this story: Hwee Ann Tan at

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