Greenpeace loses power station appeal

A Luxembourg court has thrown out an appeal by Greenpeace against the continued operation of a gas-fired power station in Esch-sur-Alzette. Backing a previous court ruling that the plant used best available techniques to limit pollution, the judges said it would help meet the country's climate change obligations by replacing older, less efficient installations. Greenpeace complained that the judges had ignored a court-ordered expert report that showed the plant's carbon dioxide emissions would be 15% higher if full use were not made of its heat output (EED 14/01/02). See press release.

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