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04.04.2017 14:41
National Energy Chamber Calls for Different Emissions Levels for EU Countries
New tighter measures under the BREF for large combustion plants are to be accepted on April 28

  • Olivier Marquette of AES Bulgaria and Robert Dick of EVN Bulgaria, part of the NEC
    © Asen Tonev

There should be different, specific levels for emissions of mercury sulfur dioxide and NOx for coal-fired power plants, varying from one EU member-state to another, Olivier Marquette, co-chair of the National Energy Chamber (NEC) and CEO of AES Bulgaria, said during the first ever press conference of the chamber.

Marquette’s commentary targeted the proposed Best Available Techniques Reference Document (BREF) for large combustion plants in the EU. A revision of the document is bound to be accepted on April 28.

The new measures in the document are to be implemented over a period of four years. According to Bulgaria's interim deputy energy minister Konstantin Delisivkov, Bulgarian coal power stations would need to invest at least EUR 500 million to meet the tighter requirements.

Nevertheless earlier last month Bulgaria's environmental ministry warned that systematic disregard for carbon caps has weakened Bulgaria's position in negotiating the BREF.

TAGS: Bulgaria | LCP BREF | emissions | NOx | sulfur dioxide | mercury | coal | power plants 

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