Spain approves plan for LCP emissions reduction

National plan to curb combustion emissions is four years over and will require steep cuts in sulphur, nitrogen

The Spanish government has approved a national plan to reduce emissions from large combustion plants (LCPs) - four years after the deadline to do so. The plan includes changes demanded by the European commission to an initial plan presented in November 2005 (EED 20/01/03).

The approval comes less than a month before a deadline of 1 January 2008 in the EU's LCPs directive for Spain to make "significant emission reductions" from its plants. The Spanish plan interprets this as the start date for efforts to achieve reductions.

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