The widespread modernisation of Europe’s coal-fired power plants offers a low-cost route to greenhouse gas emission reductions through improved efficiency. Other co-benefits include cleaner plants with lower emissions of conventional pollutants. Perhaps one of the most important benefits that comes from the modernisation of coal-fired power plants is the avoidance of a further “dash for gas” that would be neither affordable nor strategically desirable. Energy supply is closely entwined with current global tensions and the EU needs to think carefully about how it invests for the future.
Please see at the following link the amendments suggested to the European Parliament by EURACOAL for the European Energy Security Strategy.