UK lobbying to keep open one of Europe’s dirtiest coal power stations

Government seeks exemption from European law that would close down Aberthaw for its excessive nitrogen oxide emissions

The UK government is lobbying the European commission (EC) to keep open one of Europes dirtiest coal power stations, even though its nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions exceed new legal limits by five times.

The EC has begun infraction proceedings against the UK because its proposals for reducing emissions under new European laws have been littered with inconsistent or missing data.

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