Recommendations for inclusion of the Air Quality and National Emissions Ceilings Directives in the Energy Community Treaty
Briefing | 17 December 2021
This analysis examines the legal options for implementing the EU’s Air Quality and National Emissions Ceiling Directives into the Energy Community Treaty, so that air pollution from coal power plants, as well as from other power plants using fossil fuels, can be reduced in the Energy Community Contracting Parties’ territories. It also considers the ongoing partial implementation of the Large Combustion Plants Directive and the Industrial Emissions Directive, for which changes need to be made to ensure new large combustion plants are in line with current EU standards.
This briefing analyses the Energy Community Treaty’s existing legal instruments and provides recommendations for amending the Energy Community Treaty to include the Air Quality and National Emissions Ceilings Directives.