The world's largest facility to turn excess methane gas from coal mines into electricity has been completed in North China's Shanxi province.
North China's Shanxi province will impose eight-percent coal resource tax starting from Jan 1, 2015, according to the provincial local tax bureau.
Shanxi's first heavy cargo wharf, built and operated by Taiyuan Heavy Machinery Group (THMG), was put into service on December 29 at the port of Tianjin.
The Shanxi Import Commodities Exhibition and Experience Center was officially put into operation in the Taiyuan Wusu Free Trade Zone on Dec 19.
The Shanxi government's application to set a united foundation for coal-based low-carbon industries was approved by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).
A report on the energy conservation and environmental protection industrial development policy implementation reform was released by Shanxi province recently.
The construction of the Taijiao railway has stepped into a stage of site prospecting and feasibility research.
Coal-rich Shanxi aims to eliminate all coal check stations by the end of 2014. The reform is expected to save the cost of more than 13 billion yuan ($2.1 billion).
A Chinese heavy machinery maker has produced the world's first shielding equipment for the new generation high-temperature gas-cooled nuclear reactor.
The latest statistics from Taiyuan customs showed that the import-export value of Shanxi province reached 79.38 billion yuan ($12.97 billion) in the first 10 months of 2014.