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France's Engie quits plans to build power plant

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Jo Harper 15.07.2015 13:51
The French energy company Engie (formerly GDF Suez) has given up on plans to build the Łęczna coal-fired power plant in Lublin voivodship.
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Engie CEO Gérard Mestrallet said the company will “definitely pull out of plans to build a power plant in the Lublin region,” thus confirming a statement made in April at the general meeting of shareholder.

The Association of Polish Green Networks, which groups various environmental organisations in Polish cities, confirmed the plans.

“Cancellation of the construction of the Łęczna coal power plant should be a signal for other energy companies operating in Poland. Changes in recent years show that the future of European energy potential lies in the renewable energy sources. Meanwhile, in our country new coal-fired units with a total capacity of over 4 GW are being installed. Instead of innovative and promising solutions based on renewable energy, energy companies are investing in coal technologies that are not only harmful to human health and the environment, but in the long run may prove to be too unprofitable,” Marek Józefiak of Polish Green Network said.

Łęczna was to have been a 500 Megawatt capacity plant. (jh)

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