The Ministry of Environmental Protection has "heavy money" to support air decontamination, and the details of congestion charges are still being studied
Since the end of last year, the atmosphere of the capital has been covered with "smog". The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region has become a key area for smog control, and Beijing, as the capital, is undoubtedly the top priority.
Yesterday (September 22), a reporter from "Daily Economic News" learned from the Ministry of Environmental Protection that a mobilization meeting for the prevention and control of air pollution in the capital was held in Beijing recently. Regarding the problem of air pollution control in Beijing, Zhai Qing, Vice Minister of Environmental Protection, pointed out at the meeting, The Ministry of Environmental Protection will fully support Beijing to implement the "Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan"; support Beijing in implementing the strictest environmental standards for air pollution control, and provide key support in terms of policies, technologies, and funds.
An industry expert told reporters that the main source of Beijing's air pollution is the exhaust emissions of motor vehicles, which is difficult to control.
Focusing on 4 areas including decompression and coal combustion
At the mobilization meeting for the prevention and control of air pollution in the capital, Wang Anshun, deputy secretary of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee and mayor, made mobilization arrangements for the implementation of the National Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Air Pollution and related work in Beijing. In the next five years, Beijing will focus on the four key areas of reducing coal burning, vehicle control and oil reduction, pollution control and emission reduction, and clean dust reduction, and implement the task of air pollution prevention and control, so as to achieve obvious results; Ecological restoration and other measures to vigorously enhance the environmental capacity.
In September this year, Beijing took the lead in releasing the "Beijing 2013-2017 Clean Air Action Plan". By 2017, the annual average concentration of fine particulate matter in the city's air will drop by more than 25% compared with 2012, and it will be controlled at around 60 micrograms per cubic meter. . At the same time, the plan requires that pollution reduction is the fundamental measure to improve air quality. Focus on the implementation of eight major pollution reduction projects in four major areas: coal reduction, vehicle control and oil reduction, pollution control and emission reduction, and clean dust reduction.
Among them, in order to deal with the problem of motor vehicle exhaust emissions, Beijing has taken the lead in implementing the fifth stage of motor vehicle emission standards in the country, and proposed to study the collection of congestion charges. However, an expert close to the policy level told the "Daily Economic News" reporter that Beijing is still difficult to control vehicle exhaust emissions, and the details of the congestion charge are still being studied further.
The Ministry of Environmental Protection pledges financial support
In his speech, Zhai Qing pointed out that after the release of the "Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan", Beijing took the lead in releasing the implementation of the Clean Air Action Plan, taking 69 measures from 8 aspects, clarifying key tasks, and putting forward strong suggestions for the implementation of the plan. safeguards, higher goals and stricter work standards.
Zhai Qing pointed out that in order to promote the continuous improvement of air quality, it is necessary to establish a cooperation mechanism for the prevention and control of air pollution in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and surrounding areas as soon as possible, and Beijing should further increase the prevention and control of coal-fired pollution, motor vehicle pollution, industrial pollution and dust pollution.
In order to promote the realization of Beijing's air pollution prevention and control goals, Zhai Qing said in his speech that the Ministry of Environmental Protection will fully support Beijing to implement the "Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan" and support Beijing to implement the strictest environmental standards for air pollution control. We will give key support to other aspects, increase air pollution control in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and surrounding areas, continue to deepen environmental law enforcement supervision, support the construction of an atmospheric environment emergency management platform, and carry out comprehensive monitoring of PM2.5. (Daily Economic News)