Agency offers incentives for FGD - but backs down on power station limits

The Environment Agency has backed away from its ambitious proposals to reduce acid gas emissions from coal-fired power stations. Instead, it intends to encourage generators to fit stations with flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) equipment, underpinned by emission limits linked to levels of electricity generation. The complex new system is designed to enable greater flexibility and competition in the generating market.

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