Beijing’s problem is not burning Coal, it is in not filtering the soot out of its smokestacks, not cleansing Nitrogen and Sulphur oxides with catalytic converters. Their problem is caused by not mitigating the risks of burning Coal. In a modern Coal-fired power station nothing goes into the atmosphere but CO2 and water vapour, both good for the natural world.

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