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26 January 2021

Serbia’s public electricity company faces court for breaching toxic emission limits

Cross-border pollution from Serbian coal plants threatens EU citizens’ health Environmental campaigners have taken legal action against Serbia’s state-owned electricity company EPS for exposing Serbian and […]
28 January 2021

EU air pollution rules for Large Combustion Plants remain valid, European Court of Justice rules

The EU’s new air pollution limits, which could save more than 20,000 lives every year by cutting pollution from coal-fired power plants alone, were annulled today by the judges of Luxemburg […]
1 February 2021

EU industrial pollution law revision essential to cut greenhouse gases and pollutants

The Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) currently excludes limits on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), making it unfit to support the EU’s moves to […]
6 May 2021

German government and Green regions are letting the lignite industry decide on air pollution standards for power plants

On Friday 7 May the German Bundesrat may vote a dangerous compromise allowing business as usual pollution levels for German coal and lignite power plants. The […]
12 May 2021

EU zero pollution action plan lacks action, NGOs say

Despite committing to a zero pollution ambition, the European Commission’s latest action plan may not propose any new binding actions to clean up Europe’s air, water […]
17 June 2021

‘Green Deal Commission’ needs to walk the ‘zero pollution’ talk

Air pollution prevention from chemical industries may enter into a deregulation mayhem under the EU Commission proposal for WGC BREF. Polluters-complacent countries would be rewarded with […]
6 July 2021

New EU environmental standards for chemical industry fall short of Green Deal ambition

Progress towards air quality goals will be witnessed on new EU standards to prevent emissions from chemical installations (WGC BREF). However, the vague methodology set to […]
22 September 2021

Long-awaited update to World Health Organisation Global Air Quality Guidelines published

The World Health Organisation has today published a long-awaited update to its Global Air Quality Guidelines, the first such update since 2005 The World Health Organisation […]
15 November 2021

Right to clean air: European Commission refers Portugal to Court of Justice for breaching safe levels of nitrogen dioxide

The European Commission has referred Portugal to the Court of Justice of the European Union for the Member State’s poor air quality resulting from nitrogen dioxide […]