22 Aug '11, 10am

Canada proposes crackdown on coal-fired power

The Canadian government has proposed long-awaited rules that could result in the phasing out of coal-fired power plants that do not incorporate carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. Announcing the proposals last Friday, environment minister Peter Kent said the new standards would come into effect from 2015 and force developers of coal-fired power plants to ensure they do not exceed the emissions levels achieved by cleaner gas-fired power plants. FURTHER READING Is Shell's handling of the North Sea oil spill really transparent? Drax coal power station 'could be transformed to produce biomass fuel' "We are taking action in the electricity sector because we recognise the potential for significant emissions reductions," Kent said in a statement. "We are committed to building on our strength in the electricity sector and to leading the world in clean electricity generati...

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