An environmental organization Greenpeace said in a press release that in the next four years, thermal power plants in Romania will have to invest million of euros in order to modernize their flue gas purification systems, as it considers that all coal-fired TPPs in the country are obsolete and very inefficient.
Romania has two large state-owned companies that operate coal-fired TPPs: Energy Complex Oltenia and Energy Complex Hunedoara. Both companies have high production costs compared to other electricity producers in Romania and both have huge financial difficulties. Starting from 31 July, with the adoption of new EU regulations, the most polluting thermal power plants in Europe, including several coal-fired ones in Romania, will have to invest in increasing environmental standards to to shut down production.
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Tags: coal, electricity, environmental, Greenpeace, Romania, thermal, TPP