Danish firms could benefit from EU plant pollution limits

Danish environmental technology firms are set to benefit from new EU standards limiting air pollution from large combustion plants, according to a report for the country's environment ministry

Danish environmental technology firms are set to benefit from new EU standards limiting air pollution from large combustion plants (LCPs), according to a report for the country's environment ministry.

The new report estimates that the firms could see their turnover increase by 1.25bn Danish krone (€170 million) in the period to 2021 when the new restrictions are due to come into force.

EU member states agreed the new standards on emissions of pollutants such as sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and dust from LCPs despite opposition from Germany and others, which argued some of the limits were too strict.

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