EEA31 emissions of SO2
Assessment made on 01 Jan 2003
ClassificationAir pollution (Primary theme)
- APE 001
Policy issue: Are we reaching emission targets for acidifying substances?
EEA31 emissions of SO2 have decreased by 57% between 1990 and 2001.
Sulphur dioxide emissions in the EU15 have reduced by 64% between 1990 and 2001. The decrease between 2000 and 2001 was 3%. The anthropogenic emission of SO2 originates mainly from the combustion of sulphur containing fuels. The main sources in 2001 are the Energy sector (62%), Industry (Energy) (19%), Commercial and domestic combustion - Other (Energy) (6%) and Transport (6%).
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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