Are energy-related emissions of particulate matter decreasing?

Policy Question
Indicator codes: ENER 007

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(22 Mar 2012)

Energy-related emissions of primary particulate matter, PM10 and PM2.5, account for 68% and 81% of total PM10 and PM2.5 emissions respectively in the EEA-32 in 2009. These energy related emissions fell by 7% and 10% respectively between 2005 and 2009 and 31% and 35% between 1990 and 2009. The most important reductions were achieved in the energy supply sectors (Energy Industries and Fugitive emissions) as a result of fuel switching from coal and oil to natural gas.

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