Problem

Prohibitive cost of electricity

Other Names:
High electricity costs
Incidence:
Scrubbing of carbon dioxide from power station chimney exhausts typically costs $150 to $200 per ton of carbon removed. The cost of scrubbing at an oil-fired power plant would probably increase the cost of electricity by 50 to 100%.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
28.04.2000 – 00:00 CEST