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Ahabboub Apr 30, 2015 03:10 PM
Dear EEA,

I noticed that in the E-PRTR database across entire Europe only 17223 facilities (FacilityReportID) have reported a CO2 emission (Join of POLLUTANTRELEASE_v6.1 table & FACILITYREPORT_v6.1. table and filter on "carbon dioxide"). Furthermore when we look at the unique FacilityID we notice only 3756 facilities from 51643 (=7%!!) make the cut. Is this number not too small knowing the number of companies in Europe. I assume it is mandatory that each and every facility has to publish its CO2 emission? Is it possible to access a database with all the CO2 emissions from all the facilities across Europe. Any help regarding this would really be appreciated! Thank you very much.

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EEA May 05, 2015 03:37 PM
The fact is that not all releases have to be reported. There are different thresholds for different pollutants. For CO2 the threshold for release is 100 million kg/year.
You may wish to consult the E-PRTR Regulation -> REGULATION (EC) No 166/2006 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 18 January 2006 concerning the establishment of a European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register and amending Council Directives 91/689/EEC and 96/61/EC:[…]:2006:033:0001:0017:EN:PDF. The relevant reference for the thresholds is Annex II (page L 33/12 onwards).
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