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Tag : Defra

Defra hints at eight more clean air zones

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Defra is requiring eight new councils to draw up plans to curb illegal air pollution, after court-ordered local monitoring showed higher levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) … Read More »

New clear air consultation shows government ‘out of ideas’

5 months ago / 0 comments

A new air quality consultation asking for input on new ways to cut air pollution in ‘third-wave’ local authorities’ areas has been criticised by eco experts … Read More »

Government expected to confirm 2040 ban on non-ULEVs

6 months ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport has rebuffed rumours that the its forthcoming Road to Zero strategy will mean only plug-in hybrid, electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles … Read More »

Defra ditches 400 diesel fleet cars

6 months ago / 0 comments

Defra is replacing more than 400 diesel company cars with Toyota Auris Hybrid models in line with plans to switch to cleaner vehicles across its fleet.

Deadline set for councils’ air quality plans

7 months 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 »

Littering motorists to face new £150 fines

12 months ago / 0 comments

Fines for littering are to be raised next April, including new powers for councils to penalise owners of vehicles from which litter has been thrown, even … Read More »

Government still failing on air pollution despite Supreme Court order

1 year 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.

Fleet World’s five-minute industry briefing: This week’s top stories

1 year ago / 0 comments

This week’s top fleet industry stories…

Government air quality plans: what you need to know

1 year 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.

Diesel still ‘only realistic choice’ for workhorse fleets, says Pendragon

1 year ago / 1 comments

Switching business-critical and high-mileage fleets to EVs and plug-in hybrids would cost fleets more and impact on day-to-day operations.

Government air quality plans draw mixed reaction

1 year ago / 1 comments

Air quality plans published by the Government have come under fire for passing on responsibility for tackling air pollution to local authorities. We look at some … Read More »

Government “abdicates responsibility” in air quality plans

1 year ago / 3 comments

Long-awaited air quality plans published by the Government have come under fire for passing on responsibility for tackling air pollution to local authorities.

Government to publish air quality plans within a week

1 year ago / 0 comments

Draft air quality plans, which could include anti-diesel measures for clean air zones, are to be published by the Government by 9 May after it confirmed … Read More »

High Court rejects government bid to delay air quality plans

1 year ago / 2 comments

The Government’s bid to delay publication of its air quality plans until after the General Election has failed.

Scrappage scheme for diesel cars could launch within months

2 years ago / 1 comments

The Government is looking at introducing a scrappage scheme for diesel cars, which could launch within months if given the green light.

Diesel drivers could be charged to enter city centres

2 years ago / 3 comments

Concerns are mounting that diesel drivers could face fines to enter city centres as the High Court rules the Government’s clean air strategy does not meet legal … Read More »