The electricity generation sector is subject to a very high level of environmental regulation.
It is also a consistently high performer in terms of compliance with Environmental Permits, with more than 95% of the sector in the Environment Agency’s compliance Bands A and B in 2013.
No enforcements or cautions were issued to businesses in the combustion sector in 2013. This was also the case in 2012. The vast majority of UK environmental regulation originates from the transposition and implementation of European Union Directives and Regulations.