European Environmental Regulations Concerning CO2 and Another Power Industry Caused Air Pollutions

Krzysztof Badyda


This paper describes the current situation and future prospects for electricity and heat generation sector in Europe and in Poland as an example for european conditions. Current structure of energy sources and predictions for the upcoming years are presented. Selected aspects of the EU pollution reduction policy are described, primarily those affecting power industry installations. The paper points out difficulties in adapting the Polish power industry to the requirements stipulated by obligations, including the European Parliament’s and Council’s Directive on the industrial emissions and the climate change package. It also presents approximate balance of the emissions typical for the power industry (SOx, NOx, PM, CO

2). Impact of the future conditions on the national power and heat industry was evaluated.




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