European power companies pledge no new coal plants after 2020

European power industry association Eurelectric has said its members do not plan to build new coal-fired power plants after 2020.
By Staff reporter 5 April 2017 0 25369

European power industry association Eurelectric has said its members do not plan to build new coal-fired power plants after 2020.

The announcement was made by Kristian Ruby, Eurelectric’s new secretary general, at a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday.

Eurelectric’s board members – with the exception of Polish and Greek member associations – "stated very clearly [their intention] not to invest in new coal plants after 2020", said Ruby.

"The power sector is already widely investing in low-carbon and innovative solutions to achieve carbon-neutral electricity supply by 2050,...

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