EPA criticised for ‘misleading’ report on smokeless coal

CPL Fuels says it is wrong to report that smokeless causes as much pollution as smoky coal

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
25th August, 2020
EPA criticised for ‘misleading’ report on smokeless coal
The EPA study stated there was little difference in the particulate matter emissions observed in smoky coal and smokeless fuels. Picture: Getty

CPL Fuels has written to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) criticising as “misleading” research it published claiming smokeless fuels caused as much air pollution as smoky coal.

The study, authored by University College Dublin academics William Smith and Cian Quinn and published by the EPA, analysed harmful emissions from a number of fuel sources. The study concluded that there was little difference in the particulate matter (PM) emissions observed in smoky coal and...

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