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  • 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 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

  • 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 ...

  • Questions and answers on EU Mercury Policy

    What is mercury? Mercury is familiar to many as a silver-coloured liquid which expands and contracts in a thermometer to show the temperature. It is also known as “quicksilver” or "hydrargyrum" (i.e. liquid silver) and is represented by the symbol Hg. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at ambient room temperature. It is a chemical element and therefore indestructible. ...

  • 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

  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...

  • 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 ...


  • Households and industry responsible for half of EU greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels

    Households and industry in the EU each cause approximately a quarter of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The two sectors were largely responsible for the emissions increase in 2010, together leading to an additional 90 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent compared to 2009. The report considers the 40 % of ...

  • District level heating could help achieve EU 2020 energy efficiency goals

    Recycling of excess heat, via ‘district heating’, has the potential to improve energy efficiency in Europe. This study mapped excess heat and demands for heat in EU27 Member States to identify regions suitable for the large-scale implementation of district heating. The authors identified 63 ‘heat synergy regions’, generally large urban zones, which generated almost half of ...

  • E.ON permanently closes UK power plant

    E.ON is officially closing its Ironbridge power plant in Shropshire, England. The German utility said the plant, which was converted to run on biomass instead of coal in 2012, will stop commercial ...


    By PennWell Corporation

  • The Market for Coal Power Plants in Europe (Analyst Version)

    Research and Markets(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2l4glt/the_market_for) has announced the addition of the "The Market for Coal Power Plants in Europe (Analyst Version) - Market Volumes - Projects - Strategies - Trends" report to their ...


    By Research and Markets

  • High potential to cut air pollution from Europe`s power plants

    Emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) from large combustion plants (LCP) could have been considerably lower in 2004, a report presented today by the European Environment Agency says. Power plants burning coal, oil and/or gas are significant contributors to European emissions of NOx and SO2 — two important acidifying pollutants. Improving the environmental performance of ...

  • 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  ...

  • Has policy improved Europe`s air quality?

    In recent decades, the EU has introduced a range of policies to improve air quality by controlling pollutant emissions. A new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) evaluates three key instruments and finds that they have significantly improved Europe's air quality and reduced pollution-induced health effects. There is scope for even more progress, however, if countries achieve all their ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...


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