Technology to cut CO2

Europe’s power generation industry could cut carbon dioxide emissions by 200m tonnes a year a quarter of the target agreed at Kyoto by replacing just 15% of its capacity with gas-fired technology, a senior industry executive has claimed. Enzo Gatta, the director of the energy electric division at Edison in Italy, said the continuing development […]

Europe’s power generation industry could cut carbon dioxide emissions by 200m tonnes a year a quarter of the target agreed at Kyoto by replacing just 15% of its capacity with gas-fired technology, a senior industry executive has claimed.

Enzo Gatta, the director of the energy electric division at Edison in Italy, said the continuing development of combined-cycle gas turbine technology would make the reduction possible.

In a few years, CCGT plant would achieve a 60% generating efficiency, compared with the 54% available today.