EEA31 emissions of SO2

Indicator Fact Sheet
Prod-ID: IND-169-en
Also known as: APE 001
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Assessment made on  01 Jan 2003

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DPSIR: Pressure


Indicator codes
  • APE 001

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

Key assessment

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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