Central Europe Energy Partners, AISBL (CEEP), as a representative of the energy sector and energy-intensive companies from Central Europe, is always supportive of new measures, which can help to improve the EU’s energy security, whilst preserving the environment in a cost-effective manner. The Directive on Industrial Emissions (IED) is the main EU instrument regulating pollutant emissions from industrial installations. The review of its related Best Available Techniques reference document for Large Combustion Plants (LCP BREF) currently underway, should allow for further limitation of emissions from industrial installations in the future. However, as the consequences of this technical document go beyond the energy sector, and tackles the energy intensive sector as well, it is important that the BAT should be fully justified, to ensure the best possible use of resources, in an attempt to improve the EU’s environment further. The IED Directive aims to achieve a high level of protection of human health and the environment, taken as a whole, by reducing harmful industrial emissions across the EU, in particular through better application of Best Available Techniques (BAT). Around 50,000 installations conducting the industrial activities, listed in Annex I of the IED Directive, are required to operate in accordance with a permit (granted by the authorities in the Member States). This permit should contain conditions set in accordance with the principles and provisions of the IED Directive. Bearing in mind the above, CEEP believes that the current IED Directive and reference documents, could establish an effective framework for Member States, competent authorities and industry, to ensure that environmental goals will be met in the most effective way. Therefore, the stakeholders, [...]
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We represent the widely understood Central Europe energy sector (electricity generation, distribution and transmission, renewables, gas, oil, heat generation and distribution, chemical industries, etc.), universities and scientific institutions.