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Water, Air, and Soil Pollution

, Volume 148, Issue 1–4, pp 335–346 | Cite as

Impact Assessment of the Upper Silesian Industrial Region on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Poland

  • Barbara Białecka
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Abstract

This paper is devoted to the assessment of the impact of the Upper Silesian Industrial Region on greenhouse gases emissions in Poland. Detailed analysis will cover emissions of methane and carbon dioxide which are characteristic for the mining and power engineering industry prevailing in this region. The industries of Silesia emit 16.2% of CO2, and about 30% of methane emissions in Poland come from coal seams. The leading strategy to counteract this situation, not only in Upper Silesia, should involve the improved efficiency of energy use and decreased use of primary energy carriers.

climate change greenhouse gases greenhouse gases in Poland Silesian Industrial Region 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara Białecka
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  1. 1.Central Mining InstituteKatowicePoland

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