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HEAL highlights Western Balkans coal power plants’ lack of compliance with Energy Community rules ahead of Energy Community/European Parliament exchange

24 April 2018 - The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) underlines the current unpreparedness of coal power plants in the Western Balkans to meet emission standards ahead of a European Parliament Industry, Research and Energy Committee meeting with the Energy Community.

HEAL’s briefing on the implementation of Large Combustion Plants Directive: ’Boosting Health By Improving Air Quality in the Balkans’ shows that cutting down air pollution from Western Balkan coal power plants as of 2018 could result in 6,460 lives saved each year, if emission limits that need to be achieved by 2028 would be applied.

Read the letter here.

Originally posted on 24 April 2018

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