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Potential effect on emissions of SO2, NOx, NMVOC, NH3 and PM10 and costs of envisaged policy options in the Netherlands

Potentieel effect op emissies van SO2, NOx, NH3, NMVOS en PM10 en kosten van door VROM aangedragen beleidsopties

Synopsis

In december 2002 the Dutch Government has provided a report to the European Commission detailing the national programme for the reduction of sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), volatile organic compounds (NMVOC) and ammonia (NH3) with the aim of complying with the national emission ceilings (NEC) by 2010 at the latest. Here, information on the projected emissions in 2010 was reported, along with adopted and envisaged policies to further reduce emissions, and quantified estimates of the effect of such policies and measures. Emission calculations for this report have been done by the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (RIVM/MNP). Results of these calculations are documented here. Emission reductions are calculated for a package of 12 policy options envisaged by the Dutch Government; however social and political support for these envisaged measures was not considered. Such social and political support has however been taken aboard in the official government report to the commission. The RIVM/MNP analysis shows the technically feasible reduction potential of the assessed package of measures for SO2, NOx and NH3 as being apparently sufficient for meeting the national EU emission obligations in 2010. The emission ceiling for NMVOC will only just be reached with the envisaged measures. Additional NMVOC measures should be explored if Dutch government is to be sure of reaching the NMVOC ceiling in 2010.
 

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