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Increased greenhouse gas emissions
In Oslo, the emissions of greenhouse gases increased by 6 per cent from 2000 to 2001, while the average increase in all municipalities was 1 per cent. In the period 1991 - 2001, there was a 12 per cent emission increase in Oslo. Manufacturing industries, road traffic, agriculture and landfills are the most important contributors to emissions in most municipalities.
The figures are calculated by Statistics Norway in cooperation with the Norwegian Pollution Control Authority.
Greenhouse gas emissions increase
Emissions of the three most important greenhouse gases; carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) rose by 11 per cent in Norwegian municipalities in the period 1991-2001. From 2000 to 2001, the emissions rose by 1 per cent. The largest sources of these emissions in most municipalities are manufacturing industry, road traffic, agriculture and landfills. The rise is mainly caused by increased emissions from industrial plants and road traffic.
Emissions up 6 per cent in Oslo
By studying the emission tables, which can be downloaded here, it is possible to see what emission sources contribute the most to emissions in your municipality. In Oslo, road traffic accounted for about half of the emissions of greenhouse gases in 2001. The time series table shows that in Oslo, emissions of the three mentioned gases have increased by 12 per cent from 1991 to 2001. From 2000 to 2001, the increase was 6 per cent, mainly caused by increased emissions from road traffic and heating of households.
Local air pollution
Emissions of particulate matter (PM1 0) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) contribute to poor air quality many places in Norway. As for particulates, emissions from the use of fuel wood in private households and road traffic (exhaust and asphalt dust) are most noticeable. For nitrogen oxides, road traffic is the dominating source, although these emissions have decreased during the nineties.
In StatBank you can find detailed data for all municipalities under subject 01 Natural resources and the environment.