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10.03.2017 14:19
Bulgaria Might Have to Shut Sown TPP Units at Maritsa East for Carbon Emissions Breach
The Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Water said systematic disregard for carbon caps has weakened Bulgaria's position in negotiating the Best Available Techniques Reference Document (BREF) for large combustion plants
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The European Commission might launch an infringement procedure against Bulgaria for surpassing carbon oxide emissions threshold in the town of Galabovo, which is in the heart of the country’s coal power producing region – the Maritsa East Basin.

According to Ivan Angelov, Expert at the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Water (EWRC), the worst consequence of the anticipated infringement procedure would be the imperative to shut down power producing units at Maritsa East in order to keep within the CO emissions cap.

Angelov spoke at a conference of the Bulgarian syndicate KNSB, dedicated to the changes to the Best Available Techniques Reference Document (BREF) for large combustion plants.

Angelov pointed out that Bulgaria’s systematic disregard for the CO emissions threshold has significantly weakened the country’s positions in the negotiations on the BREF.

The Committee for the Reference Document is planned to vote higher restrictions on mercury, nitrous oxide and sulfur oxide emissions on April 28. The new measures in the document are to be implemented over a period of four years.


TAGS: Bulgaria | carbon emissions | Maritsa East | thermal power | power plants | Best Available Techniques Reference Document | BREF | large combustion plants | coal 


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