Eindhoven is pulling out all the stops to get out of the maximum penalty of 25,000 euros for the Meerhoven biomass power plant. For example, the city is considering buying out a farmer and thus obtaining nitrogen space for the power plant that provides the heat for some 2,500 homes.

This week, the municipality of Eindhoven has in any case objected to the “unjustified” intention of the province to impose the penalty. She relies, among other things, on the Emergency Nitrogen Emissions Act, which excludes small “offenders” from the strict permit requirement.

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