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Leaked EU paper outlines boost for coal plants

European Union by motiqua (Flickr)
European Union by motiqua (Flickr)
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Power Engineering International

A leaked European Commission paper concerned with the European Union’s energy union shows a preference for capacity mechanisms which will benefit coal-fired power plants within the bloc.

The overhaul of the EU electricity market, according to the document, should target ending national public support for renewables, while encouraging governments to pay energy companies in other member states for idle power stations.

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