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Nitrogen Oxides

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Chris Law Chris Law Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the primary source of NOx is in the UK.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The latest estimates made of annual pollutant emissions in the UK show that road transport accounts for 32% of NOx emissions, followed by emissions from energy generation (21%) and emissions from manufacturing and construction (17%).

Further information on the UK’s air pollutant emissions can be found on the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory website: https://naei.beis.gov.uk/.

Information is also reported in the UK emissions statistical release:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/778483/Emissions_of_air_pollutants_1990_2017.pdf.

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