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Industrial Info Resources

May 28, 2013 06:10 ET

Coal-Fired Generation Continues Steady Uptick in Europe -- for a While, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- As construction of coal-fired power plants comes to a virtual standstill in the U.S., demand for thermal coal in other parts of the world continues to increase. While few are surprised at the development of grassroot coal-fired plants in growing economies such as India, China and Southeast Asia, a glance through the news shows an increase in coal-fired power in an unexpected location: Europe, which was supposed to be home to some of the world's most stringent emissions-reduction initiatives.

Industrial Info is tracking more than 11,750 megawatts (MW) of new coal-fired power plants that are under construction in EU member states, including Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, as well as a 1,600-MW coal/biomass-fired plant in the Netherlands. In addition to this construction, thousands of more megawatts are being added through unit additions, and Europe's existing coal-fired plants are burning more coal, increasing the fuel's share in the energy mix.

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