Information about how we regulate combustion plants, including power stations, the oil industry and sites producing sustainable energy from biomass.
Regulating combustion plants
We regulate a high proportion of combustion sites and the sector tends to perform well. But it uses huge quantities of fuel and water and produces substantial quantities of waste. It also releases a large quantity of substances to air.
Regulation for this sector also includes power generated by sites such as paper mills.
This page holds the documents representing the current UK view of Best Available Techniques for Large Combustion Plant.
Find out if your facility needs an environmental permit and how to apply
Find out more about how we regulate power stations
This section covers how the oil industry is regulated and how we consult with the industry to ensure the best possible environmental management of this resource.
Find out more about sustainable production.
Find out about the law in relation to when a waste can cease to be regarded as waste.