10 Jul '17, 6am

via @EUEnvironment

via @EUEnvironment

The EEA briefing ‘Releases of pollutants to the environment from Europe’s industrial sector,’ analysed emissions data from largest industrial facilities including power plants, petrochemical refineries and metal processing plants which Member States have to report under European Union (EU) rules. The analysis is based on the latest available data for 2015 recently added to the EU’s European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR) . The register contains data reported annually covering 35 000 industrial facilities over 65 economic activities located across the EU, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Serbia. Although good progress is being made by the EU towards its climate and energy policy objectives for 2020 and 2030, the briefing highlights that coal-fired power plants remain responsible for the largest releases of carbon dioxide (CO2 ), sulphur...

Full article: https://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/coal-fired-power-pla...

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