Title: The application of the RAINS model for Greece

Authors: E. Bosioli, Y. Sarafidis, E. Georgopoulou, S. Mirasgedis, D.P. Lalas, S. Pesmajoglou

Addresses: Laboratory of Meteorology, Department of Physics, University of Athens, Greece. ' National Observatory of Athens, Lofos Nymfon, Thisseio, Athens 11810, Greece. ' National Observatory of Athens, Lofos Nymfon, Thisseio, Athens 11810, Greece. ' National Observatory of Athens, Lofos Nymfon, Thisseio, Athens 11810, Greece. ' National Observatory of Athens, Lofos Nymfon, Thisseio, Athens 11810, Greece. ' Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Abstract: In order to comply in 2010 with the emission ceilings proposed by European commission under the convention on transboundary air pollution, Greece has to develop and implement a cohesive strategy affecting all the sectors of the economy. The RAINS model was used for the evaluation of the environmental and economic impacts arising from the use of a number of control technologies under alternative energy scenarios. To this purpose a number of modifications regarding the input databases of RAINS were made. The analysis clearly reveals that the reduction of SO2 emissions can be achieved in a lower cost compared to the reduction of NOx emissions. Moreover, the complementarity of CO2 abatement policies and the SO2/NOx abatement policies is also accented.

Keywords: transboundary air pollution; RAINS; abatement strategies; Greece.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2004.004181

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2004 Vol.21 No.2, pp.132 - 152

Published online: 01 Apr 2004 *

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