Environmentalists against clean coal

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10 Nov 2006

You might think the construction of a £1bn purpose-built clean coal power station would be a cause for celebration among environmentalists. According to a piece in yesterday’s Times a plant which is expected to be built in Teeside will have its emissions syphoned off and stored under the North Sea. However, a spokesman from Greenpeace was quoted as saying:

“This plant will lock us into another 50 years of wasted energy. Like all our outdated, crumbling power stations, this proposed plant will waste two thirds of the energy it generates as thrown away heat.”

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