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Environmental Regulation

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 all of the sector in the Environment Agency’s compliance Bands A, B and C in 2015.

The Combustion (power) sector had the second lowest breach rate of Environment Agency permits and no serious pollution incidents reported in 2015. The vast majority of UK environmental regulation originates from the transposition and implementation of European Union Directives and Regulations.


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