Lignite company LEAG files suit against EU emission limits
German lignite company LEAG is taking legal action against this year’s EU decision to lower power plant emission limits, a company spokesman told Sächsische Zeitung. LEAG, in cooperation with other companies and mining associations, argues retrofitting the brown coal plants in Boxberg and Jänschwalde to comply with the new EU rules on nitrogen and mercury emissions is too expensive. But LEAG said it did not expect a trial to start before early 2019.
Read the report in German here.
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