24 Nov '11, 9am

Industrial air pollution cost Europe up to €169 billion in 2009 We need a #greeneconomy!

Air pollution by the facilities covered by EEA’s analysis cost every European citizen approximately € 200-330 on average in 2009. Countries such as Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom, France and Italy, where a high number of large facilities are located, contribute the most to the total damage costs. However, when damage costs are weighted in an attempt to reflect the productivity of national economies, the ordering of countries changes significantly. The emissions from countries such as Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia, Poland and the Czech Republic are then relatively more important with regard to the damage costs. A small number of individual facilities cause the majority of damage costs. Three quarters of the total damage costs were caused by the emissions from just 622 industrial facilities – 6 % of the total number. The facilities with emissions associated with a high dam...

Full article: http://www.eea.europa.eu/pressroom/newsreleases/industria...

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