Poland opens Europe's largest coal-fired power unit

A coal miner is seen during a protest in Gliwice, Poland, in 2015. Coal remains a sector of primary importance in Poland, employing some 100,000 people. – EPA pic, December 20, 2017.

POLISH state-controlled energy company Enea yesterday inaugurated Europe’s largest coal-fired power unit, at a time when other nations want to shift away from greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels.

Enea opened a 1,075MW-capacity unit, built by Japan’s Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, at its Kozienice plant to join a dozen other units in the 250-300MW range at the site.

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