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Changes in European sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and CO2 emissions since 1960

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Emissions of sulphur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOX) have fallen significantly across Europe since 1960. According to recent research, this is caused by a combination of factors including improved energy efficiency, a changing fuel mix and specific emission control measures. At the same time CO2 emissions have only increased moderately, mainly due to improvements in energy efficiency.

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