Europe's most polluting power stations exposed

The top 100 land-based sources of sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions in Europe have been listed in a survey for the Swedish NGO secretariat on acid rain. Eighty-nine are power stations, of which 70 are coal-fired. The two highest emitters are coal-fired power stations in Spain and Bulgaria that between them release 647,000 tonnes of SO2 per year, more than Germany's total. The survey also lists plants with the lowest emissions of SO2 and nitrogen oxides. All achieve emissions well below limits in the EU large combustion plants directive. See report.

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