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EXIOPOL 2007-2010

The energy sector is one of the major emitters of air pollutants such as SOx, NOx and CO2. This means that the energy sector is responsible for external costs – quicker corrosion of materials, a smaller harvest of crops and – most importantly – harm to health and shorter life expectancy of people.

Continuing works performed through earlier EU projects (MethodEx, NEEDS, CASES), our goal in the EXIOPOL project is to provide estimations of the size of external costs resulting from the process of electrical energy production and offering effective ways of internalizing these costs in Central and Eastern European countries, as well as examining the impact of the changes in the macroeconomic structure of these countries on the pressure that particular economic sectors exert on the environment.

Read more on the project's website: http://www.feem-project.net/exiopol/