Explanation of Key Trends - Total Suspended Particulate Matter

Last updated on 16 Oct 2015 06:19 (cf. Authors)

Main drivers

Between 1990 and 2013 the total TSP emissions dropped by over 82%, 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 64% of total 1990 emissions and a 92.1% reduction between 1990 and 2013 and as a sum the Industrial Processes (NFR 2) with 25% of the total 1990 emissions and a 65% reduction between 1990-2013.

TSP Emissions 1990-2013

Total Emissions (Gg) Trend: latest compared to
1990 1995 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 1990 last years
1,932 453 412 356 353 349 341 325 349 356 346 348 down_green.png -82.0% stagnate_yellow.png

TSP trend by sector

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