Essent stops construction of coal-powered plant
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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