Explanation of Key Trends - Total Suspended Particulate Matter

Last updated on 10 Dec 2013 11:53 (cf. Authors)

Main drivers

Between 1990 and 2011 the total TSP emissions dropped by 84%, due to stricter regulations of the Old West Germany that applied to the New German Länder after the German Reunification and realized a change-over from solid to gaseous and liquid fuel, as well as advancements in filter technologies of combustion plants and industrial processes. The Main Drivers for TSP emissions are Fuel Combustion (NFR 1.A) with 65% of total 1990 emissions and a 91.5% reduction between 1990-2011 and as a sum the Industrial Processes (NFR 2) with 24.5% of total 1990 emissions and a 70% reduction between 1990-2011.

TSP Emissions 1990-2011

Total Emissions (Gg) Trend: latest compared to
1990 1995 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 1990 last years
1,884 417 376 322 322 314 306 290 299 300 down_green.png -84.1% stagnate_yellow.png

TSP trend by sector

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