Saturday, December 02, 2006

Coal power plants in UAE's future?

Seems improbable to me. Where will the coal come from? Is there a cost savings to shipping coal to the UAE when cleaner burning natural gas is available nearby?

But Gulf News reports:
Abu Dhabi: The UAE, holder of the world's fifth largest gas reserves, may build coal-burning power plants for the first time to help meet rising demand for energy spurred by a booming economy, a company official said.

"Alternative sources of energy for power generation including coal are being discussed," Peter Barker-Homek, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi National Energy told Bloomberg.


Blogger sharewadi said...

Yes, I found this UAE coal power article" curious too. It's a bit of a stretch for the Gulf News to turn sources "including coal" into "full steam ahead". I guess they thought having "steam" in the headline was rather clever.

Enjoying your blog Mr TEE :).

9:46 PM  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

There is a serious problem with gas supply to Dubai right now - Jebel Ali power stations have been burning diesel for the last 4-6 months

8:35 PM  
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