Power firms sceptical of European clean air plan

Eurelectric says Cafe's planned ambition level "not cost-effective", urges delay for limits on fine particles

The European commission's proposed ambition level for further driving down EU air pollution is "neither cost-effective nor robust", Europe's power sector argues in a critique of the draft Cafe air quality programme (EED 21/09/05).

Trade association Eurelectric says the calculations underpinning the programme are "surrounded by significant uncertainties" and wants draft limits on fine particulate matter (PM2.5) to be delayed until an undefined "later, more appropriate date".

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