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Fossil fuels | 21st May 2020

Health Impacts of Germany's Proposed Coal Power Plant Emissions Limits
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Health Impacts of Germany's Proposed Coal Power Plant Emissions Limits

The study, commissioned by ClientEarth and carried out by the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), provides information on the health effects of air pollutant emissions from lignite-fired power plants in the event of a coal phase-out in 2038. The study compares pollutant limits for power plants in Germany proposed by the German government in August 2019 with two alternative scenarios: a compromise scenario proposed by NGOs, in which all power plants with an operating life beyond 2030 must be equipped with the best available technology, and a scenario with very strict limits, in which all power plants that get closed before 2030 must also use the best available technology. The study was .

The original version was published in German and is available here: https://www.documents.clientearth.org/library/download-info/emissionsgrenzwerte-fur-kohlekraftwerke-gesundheitliche-folgen-der-vorgeschlagenen-grenzwerte-in-deutschland/

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