EU carbon discharge limit plan could backfire, Eurelectric warns

A European Commission proposal that would impose a carbon discharge limit of 550 grams per kilowatt on power generators may backfire as a result of high costs, failure to achieve decarbonisation objectives, and its disproportionately large impact on east and southeast European countries, Eurelectric, a group representing power generators across the European Union, has warned.

The European Commission’s 550 grams per kilowatt limit for power generators is intended to allow them to take part in capacity mechanisms.

This law would begin applying five years after its implementation for existing units and take immediate effect for new power generating facilities.