Second Spanish power company to end coal use, citing ETS impact

Electricity generator Endesa last Friday announced it would end coal-fired generation in Spain because of commodity prices and the impact of 'mechanisms regulating the market in CO2 emissions'

Electricity generator Endesa last Friday announced it would end coal-fired generation in Spain because “commodity prices and the effectiveness of the new mechanisms for regulating the market in CO2 emissions allowances” has made it uncompetitive.

Endesa has not yet set a date for the closure of its last two plants, As Pontes and Litoral, but Friday’s announcement conflicts with the timetable of Spain’s draft NECP which contemplates continued coal-fired generation up to 2030.

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