IED reform: fewer industrial emissions, but lots of red tape

Promoting innovation, rewarding pioneers, and creating a level playing field for European industrial plants – with the proposal for the revision of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED), the Commission hopes to provide “long-term investment security” for operators of industrial plants. Of a “significant reduction in harmful emissions from industrial plants and Europe’s largest livestock farms,” said Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans. The new rules will “act as a guide for long-term investment,” including increasing Europe’s energy and resource independence, the Green Deal commissioner said.

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