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Tag : air pollution

Impact of air pollution on Covid-19 underscored in new anti-idling campaign

7 months ago / 0 comments

A new London-wide campaign has launched today (3 August), encouraging fleets to tackle air pollution caused by idling engines and backed by evidence that air pollution … Read More »

UK’s first 24/7 zero-emission street to go live in Square Mile

1 year ago / 0 comments

Beech Street in London’s Barbican Estate is to become the UK’s first 24/7 zero-emission street under newly revealed plans from the City of London Corporation.

Cars escape Bath clean air zone charges but vans still face burden

2 years ago / 0 comments

The city of Bath is to implement a Class C charging clean air zone that will exempt cars but not vans from charges for non-compliant vehicles.

Call for evidence ends for pollutants from non-exhaust emissions

2 years ago / 0 comments

The government’s call for evidence on pollutants from brake, tyre and road surface wear and the effect on air quality has now concluded.

Tighter CO2 targets would bring all-round benefits

3 years ago / 0 comments

Carmakers should face more stringent CO2 targets to help drive zero and low-emission vehicle developments, according to MEP Miriam Dalli.

EU to take UK to highest court over air pollution

3 years ago / 0 comments

The UK and five other countries are being referred to the European Court of Justice over ongoing failures to tackle air pollution.

60% of vehicles in London to be electric by 2030

3 years ago / 0 comments

Latest forecasts by CEBR show nearly 60% of vehicles in London will be electric in just 12 years time.

Emissions and air pollution to be discussed at LowCVP Conference

3 years ago / 0 comments

LowCVP’s 2018 ‘Moving North’ Conference will focus on the challenge of cutting carbon emissions and air pollution, and seizing the business opportunities for automotive and fuel … Read More »

Bristol pushes ahead with plans for clean air zones

3 years ago / 0 comments

Bristol City Council is assessing different options for deploying a clean air zone in the city to tackle illegal levels of air pollution.

Workplace parking levy mooted in Manchester air pollution plans

3 years ago / 0 comments

Businesses in Manchester could be subject to a workplace parking levy in the future as the city looks to deal with air pollution as quickly and … Read More »

UK faces legal action from EU Commission over air pollution

3 years ago / 0 comments

The UK and eight other EU Member States are waiting to see if they will face further legal action over persistent breaches of air pollution laws.

Mayor brings King’s College London onboard for air quality alerts

3 years ago / 0 comments

King’s College London has been brought onboard to ramp up London’s air quality alerts as the Mayor warns of an increase in pollution in the coming … Read More »

UK given last chance to redress EU air quality breaches

3 years ago / 0 comments

The UK and eight other EU member states are being called to Brussels in a final push to get air pollution limits under legal limits.

CO2 levels rising as fleets migrate to PCH and petrols

3 years ago / 0 comments

Average CO2 emissions are on the rise from British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) member lease cars as a result of Government’s tax drives on … Read More »

CAZs should take fair approach to reducing pollution, say fleet firms

3 years ago / 0 comments

Planned legal action to take the Government back to court to address “holes” in its current air quality plans needs to ensure a fair approach is … Read More »

Government to miss air quality targets by over a decade

3 years ago / 0 comments

EU targets on air pollution in the UK will not be met until 2021 earliest – more than a decade after the original deadline for compliance … Read More »

Online emissions database essential for Clean Air Zones, says RAC

3 years ago / 0 comments

Implementing an online database showing drivers the emissions standard for their particular registration plate is essential to avoid confusion under forthcoming Clean Air Zones.

Real-world fuel consumption gap hits 45% for company cars

3 years ago / 0 comments

The gap between official fuel consumption figures and real-world performance in the EU has quadrupled since 2001, hitting an all-time high, new figures suggest.

EU plans for 30% cut in emissions by 2030

3 years ago / 0 comments

The European Commission is looking to cut car and LCV emissions by 30% by 2030 under a proposal for post-2021 CO2 targets.

UK government faces third round of legal action over air pollution

3 years ago / 0 comments

ClientEarth has confirmed it’s pushing ahead with plans to take the government to court for a third time over illegal air pollution as it builds the … Read More »

Carbon dioxide concentrations hit highest level in 800,000 years

3 years ago / 0 comments

Rapid cuts in CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions are essential to stop the planet heading for dangerous temperature increases by the end of this century.

Call for mandatory Clean Air Zones as 44 cities breach WHO guidelines

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Government is being urged to expand Clean Air Zones nationwide as new research finds that 44 UK cities are in breach of recommended World Health … Read More »

Government still failing on air pollution despite Supreme Court order

3 years ago / 0 comments

The majority of the UK is still in breach of European Union legislation some 18 months after the Supreme Court ordered ministers to tackle air pollution.

Mayor of London triggers high air pollution alert

3 years ago / 0 comments

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has reiterated his calls for a diesel scrappage fund as he issued the seventh ‘High’ air pollution alert in the last … Read More »

Greenpeace activists cling to diesel agenda with Volkswagen raid

3 years ago / 0 comments

Campaigners from Greenpeace have stormed a ship importing Volkswagen diesel cars into the UK as they call for the cars to be sent back to Germany.

Government makes £15m available for low-emission vehicle R&D

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport has launched a competition of £15m in funding for research into low-emission technology for lorries, as well as cars and vans.

EV uptake vital to meet proposed post-2021 CO2 targets

3 years ago / 0 comments

Europe’s car makers have laid out plans that indicate EV uptake is vital to meet post-2021 CO2 targets, ahead of a European Commission proposal due later … Read More »

FairFuelUK launches crowd funding legal campaign to stop ‘toxic taxes’ on cars

3 years ago / 0 comments

Campaign group FairFuelUK has launched a crowd funding campaign to raise funds for a two-part legal challenge intended to stop air quality tax hikes on cars … Read More »

UK Government ‘flouting its duty’ on air quality, finds UN report

3 years ago / 0 comments

UK citizens’ right to life is being implicated by air quality issues with the government having been accused of “flouting its duty”.

UK second for premature deaths from NO2 pollution in Europe

4 years ago / 0 comments

The UK has one of the highest levels of premature deaths from nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution in Europe, beaten only by Italy, new research has found.