Methods for calculating the emissions of transport in the Netherlands
Molnar in 't Veld, H.
The sources that cause emissions of environmental pollutants can roughly be divided into stationary and mobile sources. Examples of stationary sources are installations for generating heat and energy, such as central heating systems and electrical power plants, and installations where industrial processes take place. Mobile sources include various means of transport such as passenger cars, heavy-duty trucks, inland waterway vessels and aircraft, as well as mobile machinery with combustion engines, such as agricultural tractors and forklifts. This report describes the methodologies, emission factors and activity data used to calculate the emissions of environmental pollutants from mobile sources in the Netherlands. These emissions are calculated annually by the Task Force on Transportation of the Dutch Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR). The resulting greenhouse gas emissions are reported annually in the National Inventory Report, whereas the air polluting emissions are reported in the Informative Inventory Report. Both inventory reports give a brief description of the trends in emissions and the methodologies used to calculate emissions. The methodologies and underlying data used are described in detail in the present report. This report describes the methodologies used for calculating the emissions for the 1990-2016 time series, as reported in the 2018 National Inventory Report (RIVM 2018a) and the 2018 Informative Inventory Report (RIVM 2018b). The report has been compiled by the members of the Task Force on Transportation of the PRTR, which includes members of Statistics Netherlands, the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, the Netherlands Organisation of Applied Scientific Research TNO and the RWS Water, Transport and Environment (WVL) of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Navigation. For a more general description of the Dutch PRTR and the different task forces, please refer to the website of the PRTR (www.emissieregistratie.nl)
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