Air pollution - Drivers and pressures (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
- Air pollution
The three sectors largely responsible for air emissions are: energy production, especially electricity production; road traffic and industry.
Combustion for energy, especially electricity production, is of particular relevance. Figure 4 indicates that overall electricity consumption has grown over the past five years at an annual rate of 4.46 %. The high growth rate is due to re-starting of the ferro-nickel, ferro-silicon and the steel industry, all major consumers of electricity.
Industrial electricity consumption is significant and rather variable. Variations in electricity consumption correspond with oscillations in the steel and ferro-alloy industry. Such oscillations are shown on Figures 4.
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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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