Power in Europe: dirtier, less secure

Several studies published in France warn that without massive investment, the security of electricity supply in Europe will deteriorate, emissions of CO2 will rise and power will become more expensive.

In the seventh edition of the “European Carbon Factor”, PriceWaterhouseCoopers draws a comparison of CO2 emissions of the 22 leading European leading electrical utilities. Their first conclusion is that with 800 million tonnes in 2007, total emissions in the power sector increased by 3% compared to 2006 and 6% compared to 2001. That means an increase in a single year equivalent to that recorded for the five-year period from 2001 to 2006.

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