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Biomass agreed

A coal-fired power station converted to biomass fuel is set to start up although it cannot meet new EU emissions requirements. The Environment Agency says it is minded to agree a derogation from the new rules for the Lynemouth plant, because the cost of adding extra technology to cut emissions is disproportionate for the “insignificant” emissions involved.

Lynemouth has asked for a derogation until 2027, which is the end of its Contract for Difference and the expected timetable for a further change in emissions regulations.

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