These are exciting times for the power supply industry! The world of power plant design is faced with a wide range of challenges and opportunities in response to serious concerns about climate change and energy security as we begin to exhaust the world’s cheapest sources of fossil fuels. Developed countries are replacing ageing fleets of power stations with new plants designed to meet present-day expectations. Those expectations include huge reductions in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, continuous improvement in performance with respect to other emissions, and ever-increasing demands for higher energy efficiency. Developing countries are experiencing rapid population growth and ever-increasing expectations of affordable electricity ...

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