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Environmental Economics

European Environmental Data

In addition to many of the international environmental data sources, the following may also be useful for Europe:

Eurostat. Environment Statistics on land use, greenhouse gases, air pollution, waste, water, environmental accounts, pesticides, fertilizer use, & biodiversity for European Union member nations.
European Environment Agency European Union agency whose task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment.  Currently has 33 member countries.
Energy Markets in the European Union (2011) Preceded by Europe's Energy Position (2008, 2009, 2010)

Plant-by-plant emissions of SO2, NOx and dust and energy input of large combustion plants covered by Directive 2001/80/EC

Plant-by-plant LCP data for 2004-2015 including total annual emissions of SO2, NOx and dust (as total suspended particles) and the total annual amount of energy input, related to the net calorific value, broken down in terms of five categories of fuel: biomass, other solid fuels, liquid fuels, natural gas, other gases.   .

 

Examples of European environmental microdata

How to Get Those Recycling Boxes Out: a Randomised Controlled Trial of a Door-to-Door Recycling Service, 2008.
Aimed to find out the most effective means to encourage active citizenship. The data available under comprise the results of a randomized controlled trial testing whether doorstep canvassing can raise participation in pavement-side recycling. The trial was conducted in Old Trafford and Gorse Hill, Greater Manchester (England) in March - October 2008. Recycling participation rates for 6,580 households were measured by observing bin set out rates over a 3 week period. Half of the streets in the area were randomly assigned to receive an intervention to encourage recycling. All households on these streets were visited by canvassers who were trained to promote and encourage recycling. Half of the streets were placed in a control group and received no special attention. Recycling participation rates for all households were measured after the intervention to see if the intervention had been effective in raising participation rates. Data are at street level/super output area level and include recycling participation rates. There are also some other descriptive measures of the neighborhood such as percentage of non-white population, percentage of terraced housing and an index of multiple deprivation score.  To obtain a free account please register with the UKDA.

Beyond Nimbyism: a Multidisciplinary Investigation of Public Engagement with Renewable Energy Technologies, 2008
Aimed to increase understanding of public responses to renewable energy technologies, and looked at the local experience of resistance and consent, and ways in which public engagement is constructed and practised in the UK. Includes a dataset with responses to a survey administrated in 7 case study areas which were all sites of renewable energy projects around the UK with varying technologies (tidal, marine, bioenergy, offshore and onshore wind). To obtain a free account please register with the UKDA.

Additional datasets for energy/environment for Europe can be found on the DSS servers.

Canadian Environmental Data

In addition to many of the international environmental data sources, the following may also be used for Canada.

Environment Canada. Provides information and data on Canada's environment.

Additional datasets for energy/environment for Canada can be found on the DSS servers.

China Environmental Data