The Directive contains emission targets which apply to existing combustion plants with a capacity of 50MWth or more. For the UK, the targets are a 20%, 40% and 60% reduction in SO2 emissions by 1993, 1998 and 2003, respectively. The reductions for NOx are 15% and 30%, to be achieved by 1993 and 1998, respectively. The baseline year from which the reductions are calculated is 1980.
Emissions from large combustion plan