Statistical analyses on EPER data to identify potential theoretical IPPC benefits – preliminary results ETC/ACC Technical Paper 2006/2

11 Dec 2006

Draft version 2.3, December 2006

This study is part of the work being carried in the context of the IPPC Review to contribute to a policy effectiveness analysis of the IPPC Directive. Since in the Directive no measurable environmental objectives are included; the challenge consists of quantifying the theoretical potential environmental benefits of the implementation of BAT and compare them with the emissions data reported under EPER.

The current report concentrates on the emission reductions that might be achieved on a national and EU scale by full implementation of Best Available Techniques (BAT) in individual combustion installations following the conclusions in the BREF documents.

The results in this report are based on the EPER 2001 dataset which is currently available for analysis. In January 2007 the analysis will be expanded by using the 2004 data in EPER and an uncertainty analysis will be carried out.

The study does not deal with the legal implementation of the IPPC provisions in national law or in actual permits issued under national regulations. It is assumed that these provisions are implemented in all Member States.

Prepared by: Wilfred Appelman and Tinus Pulles (TNO as partner of the ETC/ACC Consortium)

Published by: ETC/ACC, Dec. 2006, 32 pp.