Coal Fired Power Stations: Pollution Control

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 23rd June 2015.

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Photo of David Davies David Davies Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee, Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what forecast her Department has made of which UK coal-fired power stations will be in compliance with the EU Industrial Emissions Directive when it comes into force.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

One UK coal-fired power station, EON’s Ratcliffe-on-Soar, is expected to have the capability to meet the emissions levels set by the Industrial Emissions Directive when it comes into force on 1st January 2016.

All UK coal fired power stations have elected to be part of the UK’s Transitional National Plan. This gives them until end June 2020 to make the upgrades needed to meet the emissions levels required under the Directive.

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