Putting coal to the test: Is coal fired generation clean, competitive and secure?
By Stijn van den Heuvel and Jacques de Jong, Clingendael International Energy Programme, December 2007
The current plans to build five additional coal-fired power stations in the Netherlands sparked a debate as to whether this is the right direction for Dutch power companies to be heading. In this CIEP Briefing Paper Stijn van den Heuvel and Jacques de Jong assess the role of coal fired power generation in the wider Northwest European context. The three priorities of energy policy - clean, competitive and secure - are taken as a starting point for the analysis.