Air pollutant emission 2010 limits exceeded in twelve EU Member States; road transport NOx a main factor

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Twelve European Union Member States exceeded one or more of the emission limits set by the EU National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive, according to recent official data for 2010 reported to the European Environment Agency (EEA). Liechtenstein reports it has missed its NO x and NH 3 emissions ceilings, Norway its NO x emission ceiling, while Switzerland has achieved its four ceilings.

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New maps give Europeans close-up picture of air pollution from diffuse sources

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New online maps published by the European Commission and the European Environment Agency, in close cooperation with the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) of the Joint Research Centre, allow citizens to pinpoint the main diffuse sources of air pollution, such as transport and aviation. High levels of ammonia emissions harm the environment by contributing to soil and freshwater acidification and eutrophication. PM 10 emissions from road transport in Paris.

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GHG Emissions From European Businesses Participating in Emissions Trading System Fell 3% in 2008

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Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas. 2008 emissions (excluding those of Bulgaria, Liechtenstein and Norway where 2007 data is incomplete or unavailable) were 3.06% lower than the 2007 level. In addition, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway joined the EU ETS in 2008 (although at present no installations in Iceland are covered).

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EEA TERM Report Finds Efficiency Gains of Clean Vehicle Technology Being Offset By Ongoing Increases in Travel

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Based on analysis of long-term trends, a new European Environment Agency (EEA) report calls for a clear vision defining Europe’s transport system by 2050 and consistent policies to achieve it. On its tenth anniversary, the EEA’s TERM report presents an overview of transport’s impact on the environment, built on an analysis of 40 policy-relevant indicators. Unlike some sectors, transport’s impact on the environment continues to be closely linked to economic growth.

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EEA Report: Trends in European Transport Are Heading in the Wrong Direction

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We know the technology exists to tackle impacts of the transport sector on Europe’s environment. The report “Transport at a crossroads” is the annual publication from the EEA’s Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM), which monitors the progress and effectiveness of attempts to integrate transport and environment strategies. TERM 2008: indicators tracking transport and environment in the European Union. (

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