For the first time in nearly 30 years, Bellona is optimistic about lasting cuts in Kola Peninsula SO2 emissions.
- Nornickel’s plants near the Norwegian border on the Kola Peninsula aim to cut SO2 emissions by 90 per cent within the year 2023. But will we see actual cuts in emission, or just a relocation of production?
- No roadmap with concrete measures is available, but that might change.
- Bellona chooses to be optimistic due to future environmental demands from producers and consumers, political signals and rules for best available technology being implemented in Russia.
- These are conditions that provide Nornickel with economic incentives to implement actual emission cuts.
Authors: Oskar Njaa