Herts. WithOut Waste (HertsWOW)

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Retire all fossil fuel power plants

Posted by hertswow on July 3, 2019 at 6:15 AM

Study on the urgent need to retire all fossil fuel power plants: https://tinyurl.com/y4jsqbna

"The study’s authors believe that the world has a reasonable chance of avoiding 1.5°C of warming if governments do two things. First, prohibit all new infrastructure that emits CO₂, including those which are proposed but haven’t been built. Second, retire existing infrastructure in industry and energy as soon as possible. Without these changes, the authors say, the goals adopted in the Paris Agreement are already in jeopardy. Fossil fuel-powered plants that can’t be closed need to be coupled with carbon capture and storage technology."

HertsWOW's comment: this should apply to existing and planned incinerator-based 'energy-from-waste plants since they act as grossly inefficient power stations, generating largely non-renewable electricity and (in rare cases) local heat for district or industrail networks.

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