Government Rapped Over Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Station

Government Rapped Over Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Station The UK government has received a stern rap over the knuckles from the European Court of Justice after failing in its obligation to limit nitrogen oxide emissions from one of the country’s largest coal-fired power stations. The European Commission had launched proceedings against the UK in respect of the operation of the Aberthaw power station in South Wales. The plant was said not to be entitled to a derogation from tight emission limits afforded to plants that use fuel with a volatile matter content (VMC) of less than 10 per cent. Aberthaw is powered mainly by anthracitic coal, which has a VMC…