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Pollutant Emissions / 2013 70% open


What data is expected?

Aggregate data about the emission of air pollutants especially those potentially harmful to human health (although it is not a requirement to include information on greenhouse gas emissions). Aggregate means national-level or available for at least three major cities. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data must be available for the following pollutants and meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Particulate matter (PM) Levels
  • Sulphur oxides (SOx)
  • Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Updated on at least once a week.
  • Measured either at a national level by regions or at leasts in 3 big cities.

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (Excel, CSV, DBF, TXT)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


This dataservice is in danish. But in order to download emission data, choose "Energiforbrug" from the Upper dropdown window on the left side called "Energiforbrug". "Område" is Areas (Regions, Municipalities ect.), and 'Hele landet' is a summation for Denmark. Data includes carbondioxid, methangas, nitrous oxide and gwp. There is no written license terms with the data except that an attribution is required. See also (in Danish): on problems about how to get hold of polution data on the level of companies.



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