Power Stations: Pollution

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 24th March 2017.

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Photo of Neil Parish Neil Parish Chair, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Chair, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that the UK complies with the Medium Combustion Plant Directive by December 2017.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We recently consulted on proposals to transpose the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD). We are proposing to amend the current England and Wales environmental permitting regime to implement the MCPD which will be transposed into law by December 2017.

New plants will be required to comply with the MCPD emission limits by 20 December 2018. Existing plants with a rated thermal input >5MW will be required to comply by 1 January 2025 whilst existing plants with a rated thermal input

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