The review of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive and the regulations arising from the Large Combustion Facilities Directive and other regulations on emissions involve the application of limit emission values that are stricter for certain atmospheric pollutants (SO2, NOx and particulate matter) or restrictions on the operation of existing facilities. IBERDROLA has anticipated these regulations in investment plans and operation projections for existing facilities.
These three issues have been included in the Strategic Plan and its public presentation discusses each matter. Here, it is interesting to note how the proposals recently submitted by the European Commission involve an important drive for two of the issues mentioned in IBERDROLA ’s strategic plan, in addition to being two of the fundamental elements of the plan, namely:
|EMISSION-FREE INSTALLED CAPACITY||%||59.5%||58.6%|
|RENEWABLE ENERGY INSTALLED CAPACITY||%||30.6%||30.3%|
|RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION||%||28.0%||22.6%|
|SPECIFIC CO2 EMISSIONS(2)||t/GWh||233||289|
|SPECIFIC SO2 EMISSIONS(2)||t/GWh||0.374||0.442|
|SPECIFIC NOX EMISSIONS(2)||t/GWh||0.325||0.488|
|SPECIFIC PARTICULATE EMISSIONS(2)||t/GWh||0.015||0.020|
Extracted from Press Release, videos and audios published on the occasion of the Results Presentation First Quarter 2013 celebration on April 24 2013. For more information look up First Quarter 2013 Report Results [PDF] and the Results Presentation First Quarter 2013 [PDF] published on April 24 2013 by the Company.