NOx

The NOx problem

The nitrogen problem is caused by a group of NOx gasses. These gasses contain compounds of nitrogen and oxygen, causing a variety of problems.

Destruction of habitat

Pollution

Global warming

Acid rain, smog and overfertilization causes destruction of habitats where millions of species are threatened.

Indoor and outdoor pollution causes problems to the respiratory system and can be measured in years of reduction in lifespan.

While concentrations of the N2O gas are low, it is  300x more potent per molecule than CO2. Resulting in a 6% contribution to global warming.

NOx in The Netherlands

Acid rain, smog and overfertilization causes destruction of habitats where millions of species are threatened.

Acid rain, smog and overfertilization causes destruction of habitats where millions of species are threatened.

Buying out farms

Halting construction

Reduction of speedlimit

The government set a target to reduce the number of farms and implemented NOx reduction measures, like changing food. This has caused farmers to protest multiple times.

Rule: “0 net NOx deposition on nature areas during construction or lifetime use”. Which causes problems for around 50% of the construction sites in the Netherlands.

20 million cost for replacing signs and software, not counting the economic impact of longer travel times. The effect of this measure is 0,13% total NOx budget.

NOx Facts

300 Times more potent

24 Billion health cost

180 billion health cost