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Hong Kong emission inventory for 2015 published
     The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) today (April 24) published the 2015 Emission Inventory for Hong Kong.

     Every year, the EPD compiles a local emission inventory for six key air pollutants from different sources including power plants, vessels, motor vehicles, aviation and other combustion sources. The six pollutants are sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), respirable suspended particulates (RSP or PM10), fine suspended particulates (FSP or PM2.5), volatile organic compounds (VOC) and carbon monoxide (CO).

     Hong Kong's total emissions in 2015 were 19 540 tonnes of SO2, 91 700 tonnes of NOx, 5 430 tonnes of RSP, 4 300 tonnes of FSP, 26 610 tonnes of VOC and 58 150 tonnes of CO. The emissions of SO2, NOx, RSP and FSP in 2015 were reduced from 5 to 38 per cent as compared to 2014, mainly due to the new and on-going control measures for vessels, power plants and motor vehicles. Emissions of VOC and CO remained more or less the same as those in 2014.

     Details of the 2015 emission inventory and the 2015 emission inventory report can be found at www.epd.gov.hk/epd/english/environmentinhk/air/data/emission_inve.html.
Ends/Monday, April 24, 2017
Issued at HKT 17:00
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