Polish power industry questions SO2 target

Poland's electricity association has sounded the alarm over the country's target for cutting sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions by 2010. The goal is not possible without investments of €3-3.75bn, which the power sector cannot afford, the body said. If the government tries to meet it anyway, a 2,000 megawatt generating capacity deficit could result, it warned. Poland is committed under both UN and EU rules to cutting national SO2 emissions to 1.4m tonnes per year by 2010. This still represents over one-fifth of the allowable total for the entire EU-25. See Polish electricity association.

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