‘Deadly derogations’ for polluting coal plants must end - NGOs

The European Commission and member states must end the use of “deadly derogations” that allow ageing coal plants across Europe to ignore pollution limits set under the Industrial Emissions Directive, a report from a group of green NGOs has said

The European Commission and member states must end the use of “deadly derogations” that allow ageing coal plants across Europe to ignore pollution limits set under the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED), a report from a group of green NGOs has said.

According to the authors of the report, Lifting Europe’s Dark Cloud, older plants can be given pollution exemptions if they can make a case to the Commission that the cost of upgrades to cut pollution are disproportionate to the benefits.

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