Battle resumes over Luxembourg power plant

Four-year fight continues as Greenpeace appeals against December court ruling

A legal battle over a 350MW gas-fired power station in Luxembourg is to resume after Greenpeace today announced that it is appealing against a court decision, issued last December, to allow the Esch-sur-Alzette plant to continue to operate.

The long-running dispute concerns whether the power station can be considered to use best available techniques (BAT) to limit pollution if it does not make use of heat as well as electricity in order to boost overall efficiency. The court ruled that it can, though it noted that this was not a "completely rational" use of the plant's potential.

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