As U.S. Cleans Its Energy Mix, It Ships Coal Problems Abroad

3.15.13

As European industries import more U.S. coal, the profit margin for generating electricity from coal is about $39 per megawatt-hour, and only about $3 for gas-fired plants. CCAP-Europe Director Tomas Wyns touches on this difference between the “clean dark spread” and the “clean spark spread,” and how the EU ETS plays a role.