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Power in Europe

S&P Global Platts:

Europe’s hard coal- and lignite-fired power stations have until August 17, 2021 to comply with revised air quality standards (the LCP BREF) under the Industrial Emissions Directive.

The standards for stack emissions of NOx, SO2, particulates and mercury will see Europe’s dirtiest coal and lignite power stations forced to retrofit or shut down by the 2021 deadline.

According to the Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis, 108 coal plants in Europe are 40% above the revised BREF and require significant investment to comply. The bulk of these units are in Central East Europe. None are in Germany or the Netherlands but a number are in Spain and the UK.

Widen the field to all non-compliant plant, and 43 GW of hard coal and 18 GW of lignite plant across the surveyed seven markets need to invest to comply, according to DNV GL analysis.

Power in Europe

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