Construction Starts On New Coal Power Station In Poland
By Paul Homewood
The foundation stone for the Kozienice 11 coal power plant in Poland was laid on the 21st of November and the opening ceremony was attended by Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, and various dignitaries from Germany and Japan.
The plant, due to open in 2017, will produce 1075 MW, about 6% of Poland’s electricity output.
In other news this month:-
- Iran is planning to build a coal fired power station in Tabas. The $1bn project will be partly funded by China.
- China’s state newswire, Xinhua, say China will continue to prioritise GDP growth over environmental concerns until capita GDP climbs from its current standing of $5,000 to $20,000 to $25,000.
- South Korean conglomerate Daewoo International has agreed a deal to build a $1.3bn coal power station in Kenya, which will be the largest in East Africa.
- The World Resources Institute identifies 1,200 coal plants in planning across 59 countries, including 455 in India and 363 in China.
- A new $850m, 660 MW coal fired generator opens in Indonesia.
According to the World Coal Association, coal generates 42% of the world’s electricity, with the table below showing countries most dependent on coal, (based on 2008/9 numbers):-
It looks as if coal will be king for a long time to come.