Action group appeals against biomass power plant, ruling that it violates EU consumer right to safe drinking water

Action group appeals against biomass power plant, ruling that it violates EU consumer right to safe drinking water

EUROPE: Four EU member states are appealing a decision by the European Commission rejecting an EU proposal to ban biomass-fired electricity generation, saying it violates the European Consumer Right to Safe Drinking Water.

The appeals panel of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg has ruled that the commission proposal does not make clear whether it will apply to biomass or conventional power.

The European Commission and its member states argued that a ban on the use of biomass power sources wasjarvees.com required to protect the water resources of the EU. The Commission argued that if it applied it would not be able to protect the EU’s water quality due to the widespread use of coal-fired power, particularly in Europe.

The group of 28 countries argued that the Commission’s argument was in violation of a treaty on consumer protection, which states that products which meet basic consumer requirements and are essential to the health and safety of consumers shall not be prohibited because of their environmental impact on 바카라environment and public health, but can be prohibited with only limited exceptions.

The ruling 바카라사이트by the EJP says that a ban on the use of biomass power sources would have a damaging impact on climate change mitigation by the EU because it would effectively ban the use of all forms of coal and therefore make a strong global case for action on climate change.

It also notes that the European Commission did not consult the European Council or the relevant national authorities when deciding on its proposal.

The EU Commission has therefore decided that it will ask the Court of Justice to clarify the situation.

It noted that the decision would give a fresh challenge to the power sector, which is an ongoing source of pollution in many EU countries and has had a direct and significant impact on the environment in the regions where its use is currently allowed.

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