Essent stops construction of coal-powered plant

30th May 2008, Comments 1 comment

The energy company has halted the construction of a new coal-fired power station in Geertruidenberg.

30 May 2008

GEERTRUIDENBERG - Energy company Essent has suspended the construction of a new coal-fired power station in Geertruidenberg.

It says it made the decision after receiving too few emission rights for CO2. It also pointed out that it intends to build a gas-fired power station in Moerdijk, at a cost of EUR 1.5 billion, and to invest in wind parks on land and at sea.

Greenpeace says it is happy the Geertruidenberg plant is not going ahead and called it a victory for the environment.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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  • coalportal posted:

    on 20th November 2011, 08:31:12 - Reply

    The investment into alternative power generating technologies such as nuclear energy may need to be measured against the potential cost when things turn against you as unfortunately happened this year in Japan. Coal prices and coal statistics show developing economies are more likely to increase their investment into