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EU Risks Blackouts Without Clean-Coal Inducement, IEA Says

Power outage by candle light by Jeffrey Cuvilier (jaboney on Flickr)
Power outage by candle light by Jeffrey Cuvilier (jaboney on Flickr)
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Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Europe faces power shortages in the next decade unless it balances its drive for low-carbon energy with investment in clean-coal and nuclear generation, according to the International Energy Agency.

Policy makers must boost incentives for coal-fired power that includes carbon-capture technology and spur investment in new atomic plants to replace aging reactors, Maria van der Hoeven, the executive director of the IEA, said in an interview.

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