UK delays EU emission rules for steel industry

The UK Government is aiming to delay tough emission standards for its struggling steel industry. It confirmed it will be able to take advantage of “special flexibilities” to comply with new EU rules on emissions. The EU Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) could have added millions of pounds of additional costs to the industry in January […]

High energy costs have ‘massive impact on UK steel industry’

High energy costs in the UK have a “massive impact” on the nation’s steel industry. That’s according to Gareth Stace, Director of trade association UK Steel, who spoke to ELN following yesterday’s announcement to cut jobs at Tata Steel. He said the UK “probably pays double for energy compared to what they do in France and Germany”. Mr Stace […]