Luxembourg condemned over air pollutant caps

The European court of justice has condemned Luxembourg for failing to send predictions of emissions of four air pollutants in 2010 under the 2001 national emission ceilings directive (NECs).

The failure has made it impossible for the European commission to review Luxembourg's progress towards the directive's national caps on sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, volatile organic compounds and ammonia.

Luxembourg is the only EU member state not to have submitted projections for 2010, according to a report published earlier this month (EE 02/12/08). Sixteen states are likely to exceed their national emission caps for at least one of four air pollutants, it shows.

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