Explanation of Key Trends - Total Suspended Particulate Matter

Last updated on 04 Dec 2014 08:38 (cf. Authors)

Main drivers

Between 1990 and 2012 the total TSP emissions dropped by over 83%, 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 91.7% reduction between 1990-2012 and as a sum the Industrial Processes (NFR 2) with 24.5% of total 1990 emissions and a 67% reduction between 1990-2012.

TSP Emissions 1990-2012

Total Emissions (Gg) Trend: latest compared to
1990 1995 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 1990 last years
1,884 417 378 323 323 315 307 291 316 321 316 down_green.png -83.3% stagnate_yellow.png

TSP trend by sector

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