BBC NEWS | Business | Energy firm counts cost of clean air

» BBC NEWS | Business | Energy firm counts cost of clean air: “A major Chinese energy firm has said it expects the cost of complying with China’s anti-pollution laws to almost double in the next two years, according to the Reuters news agency.

Huaneng Power International (HPI) executives said on Thursday that pollution compliance costs are expected to reach 220m yuan ($26.6m; £16.5m) in its 2004 financial year, Reuters said.

HPI said it expected compliance costs to rise to 420m yuan in 2005.

The Chinese parliament’s standing committee approved new, tougher anti-pollution laws in July 2002. “

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