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Update: Stricter EU Environmental Performance Standards to Apply to Large Combustion Plants by 2021

By Jörn Kassow and Patrick Braasch Emissions from approximately 2,900 large combustion plants in the EU, including coal-fired power stations as well as peat, oil and gas power plants, are now likely to be subject to stricter environmental performance standards. These updated standards (“Best Available Techniques Conclusions for Large Combustion Plants” – BREF LCP), based on … Continue Reading

Trouble Ahead? Lobbying Underway to Prevent the Extension to the Industrial Emissions Directive

By Paul Davies, Michael Green and Kristof Ferenczi The Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) is the main EU instrument that regulates emissions from industrial installations (including power stations) and came into force on 6 January 2011. Its objective is to achieve a high level of protection for the environment and human health by reducing harmful industrial … Continue Reading

How Will Brexit Impact Environmental and Energy Law?

By Paul Davies and Michael Green While the overwhelming majority of the UK’s environmental legislation is derived from EU legislation and UK climate change and energy policy is largely influenced by the EU, surprisingly, environment and energy has been the subject of only limited discussion in the context of Brexit. Observers anticipate that most environmental … Continue Reading

Will Increased Transparency Lead to Greater Environmental Compliance?

By Jörn Kassow and Eun-Kyung Lee Businesses operating in Europe are under increasing pressure to comply with new environmental requirements introduced under the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED). So far, operators have focused on the headline changes under IED, such as the strengthened requirement for a baseline survey and challenging emission limits. However, operators also need to … Continue Reading
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