UK suffers setback in combustion plant court case

Britain should be condemned for failing to apply EU pollutant emission limits for large combustion plants (LCPs) to a coal-fired power plant in Lynemouth, east England, an adviser to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) said on Thursday.

National authorities stopped applying limits on sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and dust to the plant in 2006 because the electricity it generated was mostly used for aluminium production at a neighbouring facility.

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