Further rise in Norwegian SO2 emissions
Norwegian sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions rose sharply last year, taking the country further away from a 2010 target. Increases in 2003 and 2004 follow an unbroken 15-year declining trend, during which time Norway cut emissions by 57%. SO2 output is now 14% higher than the low point reached in 2002. Iron, steel and ferroalloys production and carbide production are mainly to blame, reports Statistics Norway (SSB). A spokesman for industry federation PIL attributed the rise to variations in the business cycle and confidently predicted renewed declines in emissions from this year. See press release.
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