Brussels rejects UK’s transitional plan for LCPs

The European Commission has rejected a request from the UK seeking extra time for some of its large combustion plants (LCPs) to meet EU pollution limits

The European Commission has rejected a request from the UK government seeking extra time for some of its large combustion plants (LCPs) to meet EU air pollution limits.

The UK’s transitional national plan (TNP), covering 129 plants, is still missing data despite two requests from the commission for more information, according to a decision published in the EU’s official journal on Saturday.

Interim NOx limits for one major emitter, Aberthaw power station, also appear inconsistent with the rules on drawing up TNPs, the commission says.

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