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Tag : air quality

Government urged to connect air quality plans with cycling and walking policies

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Government Clean Air Plans should incorporate a focus on cycling and walking programmes to drive down vehicle emissions.

Deadline set for councils’ air quality plans

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

The UK Government has told 32 councils that they must submit timetabled plans by the end of July, aimed at bringing nitrogen dioxide pollution back under … Read More »

Bristol pushes ahead with plans for clean air zones

1 month 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.

UK government loses third case over illegal air pollution

2 months ago / 0 comments

The UK and Welsh governments will be required by law to draw up new plans to cure illegal levels of air pollution, following a third defeat … Read More »

Toxic emissions a now key part of car buying

2 months ago / 0 comments

Toxic emission levels are becoming an important part of the car selection process for consumers, according to new research from AA Cars which shows a 15-fold … Read More »

Workplace parking levy mooted in Manchester air pollution plans

3 months 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 given last chance to redress EU air quality breaches

3 months 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.

Majority support charges for Clean Air Zones

3 months ago / 0 comments

More than half of the British public would back the introduction of charges for Clean Air Zones.

London T-Charge pushing motorists onto public transport

4 months ago / 0 comments

A new survey has revealed that London’s T-Charge may be succeeding in pushing motorists to public transport.

New research models impact of diesel scrappage scheme

4 months ago / 0 comments

Switching drivers of 10-year-old diesels to petrols would reduce NOx but increase carbon monoxide (CO) emissions, latest research from Kwik Fit has found.

Leeds presses ahead with charging Clean Air Zone plans

4 months ago / 0 comments

Leeds City Council is readying for the introduction of a charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ) from late 2018 with fleets to be asked for their input … Read More »

Online emissions database essential for Clean Air Zones, says RAC

5 months 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.

DfT clarifies 2040 ‘electric vehicle’ sales ambitions

5 months ago / 0 comments

All cars and vans sold in the UK from 2040 will need at least full hybrid technology and the ability to drive only using electricity, the … Read More »

Concerns expressed about post-Brexit air quality standards

6 months ago / 0 comments

The UK Government must take more responsibility for air quality, even after leaving the European Union, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has warned, labelling … Read More »

Government’s air quality plans to come under scrutiny from cross-party inquiry

6 months ago / 0 comments

Four Committees are teaming up to scrutinise the government’s air quality plans as new research suggests that air pollution could contribute to dementia and diabetes.

Government still failing on air pollution despite Supreme Court order

7 months 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

7 months 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 »

Appetite for diesel cars still strong among used buyers

7 months ago / 0 comments

Secondhand buyer interest in diesel remains strong with recent diesel ‘demonisation’ having failed to impact on used prices and motorists not stampeding to sell their diesel … Read More »

New RDE tests criticised for not reflecting rush hour pollution

7 months ago / 0 comments

The “real-world” emission test introduced at the start of September for all new vehicles still needs updating to give an accurate picture of harmful exhaust emissions … Read More »

Clarity needed on changing vehicle tax

9 months ago / 0 comments

The fleet sector has called for clarity on changes to the tax regime as the government looks to fund improvements to air quality through taxation on … Read More »

Government air quality plans: what you need to know

9 months ago / 0 comments

As the UK government sets out its plans to curb air quality issues across the UK, Alex Grant picks out the key points for fleets.

£1m up for grabs under London Mayor’s Air Quality Business Fund

10 months ago / 0 comments

London businesses and business groups can now apply for funding to deploy low emission vehicle infrastructure or zero emission home delivery services.

Four MP committees to probe Government’s air quality plans

1 year ago / 0 comments

MPs have convened four select committees to launch a joint inquiry on air quality to examine cross-government plans to tackle air quality, including the use of … Read More »

Diesel cars lagging behind HGVs on harmful emissions, report says

1 year ago / 0 comments

The latest heavy goods vehicles are emitting less than half the NOx of diesel passenger cars, despite significantly higher fuel consumption, according to a briefing by … Read More »

UK second for premature deaths from NO2 pollution in Europe

1 year 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.

Report: Brexit a “material risk” to air quality targets

2 years ago / 0 comments

The UK Government must commit to medium and long-term goals for sustainable transport and air quality improvements following the Brexit vote, a new report has said.

Diesel vehicles must be phased out altogether to achieve clean air, says report

2 years ago / 2 comments

The Government must disincentivise diesel vehicles with a view to phasing them out altogether if air quality is to meet guidelines, a new report finds.