This study addresses the present and future role of high efficiency power plants based on Clean Coal Technologies (CCT). The overall objective of the study is to analyse the short and medium-term demand for the deployment of a low emission and high efficiency power plant using currently available CCT. The use of current available technology potential pro-vides a basis for ensuring the applicability and viability of new technologies. The European Commission has not only acknowledged the need to withdraw from a reliance on fuels not widely available within the EU, but also the necessity for further development of available technologies. It is all the more surprising that Clean Coal Technology plays a very minor part in the 6th Framework Programme for RTD.
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