combustion plant emissions directive News

  • Capping emissions from medium-sized combustion plants

    Proposed EU sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission limits for medium-sized combustion plants, such as electricity generators or heating systems for domestic, residential or industrial use, were backed by MEPs on Wednesday. They had already been informally agreed with EU ministers. In areas where these emissions breach EU air quality standards, EU countries would be required to assess whether ...


    By European Commission

  • Medium combustion plants: New rules on emissions adopted

    On 10 November 2015, the Council adopted a new directive to limit the emissions from combustion plants of medium size. These new rules are part of the clean air legislative package, which aims at improving  air quality in the EU. The new directive sets emission limit values for certain pollutants. These limits will be applied for new and existing ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Medium combustion plants emissions: informal deal with Council

    Draft plans to set sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission limits for medium-sized combustion plants, such as electricity generators or heating systems for domestic, residential or industrial use, were informally agreed by MEPs and the Latvian Presidency of the Council on Tuesday. EU Member states will have to assess whether to introduce stricter limits in areas where these emissions breach ...


    By European Parliament

  • MEPs vote to cap Emissions of Medium Combustion Plants

    EU countries would have to enforce sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission limits upon medium-sized combustion plants, such as electricity generators or heating systems for domestic, residential or industrial use, under draft plans approved by the Environment Committee on Wednesday. MEPs voted to adapt the scheme to match the plants’ thermal input, so as to reduce the administrative ...


    By European Parliament

  • MCERTS 2011 will focus on new industrial emissions directive

    MCERTS 2011 is a specialist event dedicated to the legislation, standards, techniques and technologies associated with emissions monitoring and gas detection. This year's event will examine the implications of the new Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) which was published on 6th January 2011. Taking place at the Telford International Centre on 30th and 31st March, MCERTS 2011 will include a ...

  • Plan to Cut Pollution from Combustion Plants Watered Down by the Council

    Today (Dec 17, 2014) the Council of Ministers agreed on a position that would limit emissions from medium-size combustion plants [1] but create too many loopholes and unjustified flexibility schemes to be fully effective. The Council’s position exempts operators of refineries, plants operated on large-scale farming sites or plants on islands and there would be complex transition periods for ...

  • Environment: Commission takes the United Kingdom to Court over power plant emissions

    The European Commission has referred the United Kingdom to Court due to the absence of a reduction in emissions by the Aberthaw coal-fired power station in Wales. Emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) at the power station were found to exceed the permissible limits. Under EU legislation on emissions from  ...

  • NEW - Opsis Continuous Emissions Monitoring system for power plant operators

    Untitled Document Enviro Technology Services is pleased to announce the launch of the new Opsis CEM system. Designated Powerman 400, this automatic dilution extractive system is designed for continuous ...

  • Curing carpet underlay emissions

    The EU Solvent Emissions Directive is helping to drive down Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions in a broad range of industries and Interfloor, a UK manufacturer of carpet underlay, has found that the use of a portable gas analyser from Quantitech has helped to implement emissions reductions and to demonstrate ongoing improvements in emissions control. With leading brands such as Duralay and ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Implementation of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive (IPPC)

    What are the objectives of the IPPC Directive? This Directive was adopted in 1996 and had to be transposed into the national legislation of EU Member States by 30 October 1999. The aim of this key law on industrial emissions is to achieve a high level of environmental protection through integrated prevention and control of the pollution arising from a wide range of industrial and agricultural ...

  • Questions and Answers on the new European air quality directive

     Questions and Answers on the new directive on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe 1) What is the issue? Air pollution is caused by the emission to the atmosphere of certain substances which, alone or through chemical reaction, can damage human health and/or the environment. Air pollution is both a local and a transboundary problem as emissions from one country can travel large ...

  • Miliband sets strategic direction for overhaul of energy system

    Faster and fairer planning decisions on new energy infrastructure were a step closer as Energy and Climate Secretary Ed Miliband laid before Parliament draft texts setting out the national need for a low carbon secure energy mix. He also set out an ambitious new policy for the transition to clean coal. The draft National Policy Statements (NPSs) published today are a crucial part of reforms that ...


  • Germany lowers biogas formaldehyde emissions

    The renewable energy sector has grown enormously in Germany in recent years and there are now large numbers of plants producing energy from biogas/anaerobic digestion. The emissions from these plants are regulated, but the measurement of formaldehyde (a carcinogen) is being reduced as a result of a financial incentive system. However, the measurement of formaldehyde is challenging and in order to ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Clean Energy Systems Secures $30 Million to Accelerate Zero Emission Power Plant Technology

    RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - Clean Energy Systems (CES) has been selected by the US Department of Energy (DOE) for $30 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Funding to accelerate development of zero emission power plants using a variety of fuel sources. The DOE will provide $30 million under ARRA to support development of a first of a kind commercial-scale oxy-fuel turbine, which ...


    By Clean Energy Systems, Inc.

  • New Membrane Technology for Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Begins Pilot-Scale Test

    A promising new technology sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for economically capturing 90 percent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from a coal-burning power plant has begun pilot-scale testing. The technology is the PolarisTM membrane system, developed by Membrane Technology and Research Inc. (MTR). The system uses a specially designed CO2-selective membrane—a ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EC takes steps to cut industrial emissions

    The European Commission has adopted new legislation on industrial emissions to strengthen the provisions already in force and reduce industrial emissions throughout the European Union. The proposal will bring significant health and environmental benefits and will create a better level playing field across the EU, reducing competition distortions between companies. It will also simplify current ...

  • EU adopts stricter rules on industrial emissions

    EU adopts stricter rules on industrial emissions New EU legislation adopted today will bring down industrial emissions from large combustion plants across the EU, bringing several environmental and health benefits to Europe's citizens, like an expected reduction in premature deaths of 13,000 per year. The stricter legislation on industrial emissions was proposed by the European Commission in ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • UK emissions of air pollutants - 2007 results

    Defra has published 2007 results from the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) for UK emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) and ammonia. HEADLINE RESULTS * Emissions of each of the four pollutants have fallen between 2006 and 2007, with decreases of 2 per cent for NMVOCs, 3 per cent for ammonia, 7 per cent for nitrogen oxides, ...


  • EEB welcomes EC industrial emissions proposal

    In the 11th hour before the holiday break at the end of 2007, the Commission published their proposal for a Directive on Industrial Emissions, a recast that would collect the Directives on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC), Large Combustion Plants, Solvents, Waste Incineration and Titanium Dioxide together under one umbrella. The European Environmental Bureau (EEB)1 welcomes the ...

  • New research shows that two thirds of soot pollution in South Asia comes from biomass combustion

    A gigantic brownish haze from various burning and combustion processes is blanketing India and surrounding land and oceans during the winter season. This soot-laden Brown Cloud is affecting South Asian climate as much or more than carbon dioxide and cause premature deaths of 100 000s annually, yet its sources have been poorly understood. In this week's issue of Science Örjan Gustafsson and ...

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