Air Pollution

IEA report on energy and air pollution

  1. News: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released the ‘Energy and Air Pollution, World Energy Outlook Special Report’
  2. 2 scenarios: The report assesses the role of energy in air pollution and makes emissions projections for 2040 based on two scenarios
  3. The existing policy scenario includes policies adopted or announced by the government- the clean air scenario highlights what could be achieved through stronger action
  4. 3 big pollutants: NOx (nitrates – transport), SO2 (sulfates – power sector) and PM2.5 (particulate matter – residential)
  5. Without policy efforts, sulfates and particulates would roughly double by 2040 and nitrates would grow almost 2.5 times

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