Engie axes plans to build 500 MW coal-fired power plant

Engie (formerly GDF Suez) has confirmed that it will not now go ahead with the building of the  Łęczna coal-fired power plant in Lublin, Poland.

Company CEO Gérard Mestrallet said Engie 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 shareholders. Mestrallet

In May 2013 GDF Suez signed a preliminary agreement with a privately-owned Polish hard coal miner, Lubelski Wegiel Bogdanka, to cooperate in the construction of the 500 MW coal plant on a green field site adjacent to the Bogdanka coal mine in southeast Poland.

Marek Józefiak of Polish Green Network said the cancellation ‘should be a signal for other energy companies operating in Poland. 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.’

 



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