This section provides the relevant datasets for download. It includes the database behind all the data presented in the website and a collection of other relevant databases which may be useful while analysing and studying the industry domain such as the EU emission inventories (both air pollutants and greenhouse gases), the EU-ETS dataset and the Energy Community database.
Below this, links to the relevant guidance documents have also been included, as well as the reports and dissemination documents of the work on diffuse emissions developed under E-PRTR.
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Data are reported by individual facilities to the relevant competent authorities on an annual basis. The respective authorities in the countries compile and check the quality of the reported data. The information displayed in the website are related to different dataflows: the EU-Registry, which contains information about location and administrative data, and the E-PRTR/LCP integrated reporting, which includes thematic data on pollutant releases and transfers, waste transfers as well as data relating to large combustion plants.
In 2009, a methodology and dissemination document were developed to provide a close-up picture of air pollution from various sources such as road transport, shipping, aviation, domestic heating, agriculture and small business (diffuse emissions). Pollution from diffuse sources occurs over large areas from often indistinct elements. Although the large numbers of houses and vehicles in cities represent many point sources, they collectively represent a large, diffuse source of pollution. The data presented are derived from a range of different sources and data collection processes undertaken as part of that project. Download the methodology and disemination document here
In 2013, an ad-hoc study was launched by the European Commission to fulfil the provision on diffuse sources of article 8 of the E-PRTR Regulation. The available data was used in a series of estimation methods to quantify diffuse emissions. The results were used to prepare forty maps, covering the EU Member States and the EFTA countries on a River Basin District sub-unit scale for a selection of key sources and substances. The report of this study can be downloaded here, as well as a dissemination document.