The EU’s legislative framework for Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) is currently being revised. The European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on Industrial Emissions would bring together seven existing directives into a single coherent legislative instrument. Amendments were put forward in the European Parliament to introduce an emissions performance standard (EPS) for CO2 emissions from certain large combustion plants. The legal basis for the admissibility of these amendments was challenged.
ClientEarth provided a legal briefing to members of the Environment Committee confirming the legal basis for the admissibility of the amendments. In January 2009 the Chair of the Environment Committee refused to allow the amendments to be considered by the Committee. The legislation will be the subject of further debate and consideration in 2009, and EU law-makers should consider the option of an EPS for CO2 emissions.
|Published||December 12, 2008|
|Found in||EnergyFossil FuelsHealthy Air|