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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). The directive covers four main air pollutants: sulphur dioxide (SO 2 ), nitrogen oxides (NO x ), non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) and ammonia (NH 3 ). The pollutant for which most exceedances were registered was NO x.

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

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PM 10 emissions from road transport in Paris. 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. The new set of 32 maps allows Europeans to see on a scale of 5 km by 5 km where pollutants are released.

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

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Indexed European transport sector greenhouse gas emissions, 1990-2006. Transport continues to contribute disproportionally to Europe’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, poor air quality and noise, and still uses the least efficient modes to move people and goods according to a new report from the European Environmental Agency (EEA). Passenger transport by road and air has continued to increase throughout the EEA member countries. Air pollution.

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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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None of the EEA scenarios considered delivered the targeted reduction in transport GHG emissions. 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.

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