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EEA31 emissions of SO2

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Assessment made on  01 Jan 2003

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Air pollution Air pollution (Primary theme)

DPSIR: Pressure

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  • APE 001
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Policy issue:  Are we reaching emission targets for acidifying substances?

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  • EEA31 emissions of SO2 have decreased by 57% between 1990 and 2001.

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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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