Counting down the hours

January 2008
Utility Week;1/11/2008, Vol. 28 Issue 11, p23
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the implications of the European Union's Large Combustion Plant Directive (LCPD) for coal-fired and oil-fired generating plants in Europe. The lifetimes of 11GW of coal-fired generating plant and 3GW of oil-fired plant have been curtailed by the LCPD. These plants have "opted out" of complying with the directive's strict limits on emissions, because it is either impractical or too costly to install the flue gas desulphurisation and other equipment that would be required.


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