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Kingsnorth joy as coal plans shelved

Plans to build a new coal fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent have been shelved for at least three years. The German owners E.ON has delayed the scheme until 2016 because the recession has caused a drop in demand for electricity. However, a “clean” coal plant at Hatfield Colliery in Yorkshire is in pole position to receive a £165 from the European Commission  to build a power plant with carbon capture and storage capabilities.