Emissions from transport go down

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Between 1990 and 2017, emissions of acidifying substances and pollutants from transport in Norway have decreased. Emissions are greatest from domestic shipping and road traffic.

One third of the emissions of acidifying substances here inland come from transport. Since 1990, total emissions have fallen by 24 percent, figures from Statistics Norway (Statistics Norway) show.

Sulfur emissions have fallen the most. Emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) have also decreased.

It is in particular from domestic shipping and fishing, as well as road traffic that is the main source of emissions of nitrogen oxides. The reason for the reduction in emissions for the former is mainly a decrease in the consumption of marine gas oils and phasing out of heavy oil.

In road traffic, it was the introduction of the catalyst that has contributed to a reduction in emissions.

Emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) from transport were reduced by 84 percent during the period 1990 to 2017. The decline is mainly due to stricter requirements for the sulfur content in all types of fuel.

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