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Industrial Info Resources

May 30, 2012 03:30 ET

'Carbon Curtain' Replaces 'Iron Curtain' in Europe's New Power Projects, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - May 30, 2012) - Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- New-build fossil-fuel Power Generation is alive and well in Europe, though natural gas and coal are taking very different paths. "There is a 'carbon curtain' separating European Union nations like the United Kingdom and Germany from non-EU nations like Turkey, the Ukraine and Russia," observed Nicola Lynch, the president of Industrial Info Europe (Galway, Ireland). "In Europe's new-build power market, there is a distinct difference between the types of power projects being championed in different parts of the continent. The EU is trying to move away from high-emitting coal-fired plants and is promoting a vast amount of renewable energy supported by gas-fired projects and nuclear power. Non-EU countries -- and some EU nations like Poland -- are still building a lot of coal-fired plants."

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