[ Director: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano X

segunda-feira, 14 de agosto de 2017

Coal expansion plans up in smoke as Europe realises mistake


Just 12 of the 65 planned coal power stations have actually been built.
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Between 2005 and 2008, European utility companies announced plans to build at least 49 GW of new coal-fired capacity.

German firms planned at least 20 GW, while their British and Dutch counterparts said they would build 7 GW and 4 GW, respectively.

But 77% of that 49 GW has been cancelled, while a further 1.1 GW looks highly unlikely to ever materialise. Just 12 of the 65 planned power stations have actually been built. None of the UK’s planned capacity has come to fruition.
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The end of coal: EU energy companies pledge no new plants from 2020

Companies from every EU nation except Poland and Greece sign up to initiative in bid to meet Paris pledges and limit effects of climate change. A report from EURACTIV’s media partner, The Guardian.
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A report by the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment has revealed that this U-turn by European utilities is a result of poor forecasts and significant write-downs.

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