air quality

Charity calls for ‘mobility credits’ to promote shared transport

04/04/2022

England’s councils have been urged to introduce incentives for people to give up private vehicles to help increase the use of shared transport.

Sheffield CAZ delayed until 2023

01/04/2022

Sheffield City Council has announced that the launch of its Clean Air Zone (CAZ) will be delayed until 2023.

Greater Manchester secures £35.8m to enhance green bus fleet

30/03/2022

In a major boost to Greater Manchester’s net zero ambitions the combined authority has secured £35.8m in funding to introduce 170 green buses to the region.

Air quality consultations launched

29/03/2022

The Government has launched two consultations on proposals to make it easier for local authorities to tackle poor air quality in their areas.

Glasgow council fleet to be emissions free by 2029

22/03/2022

Glasgow City Council is aiming to ensure its 2,000 strong fleet will be emissions free by the end of the decade, the local authority says.

Bucks Council awarded nearly £600,000 to upcycle RCV

21/03/2022

Buckinghamshire Council has been awarded more than half a million pounds to upcycle its first refuse collection vehicle to electric.

Government proposes new targets to protect environment

17/03/2022

New legal targets on air quality and the waste that ends up at landfill or incineration have been proposed by the Government as part of its Environment Act.

Local authorities awarded £11.6m to improve air quality

10/03/2022

The latest round of Air Quality Grants have been awarded to local authorities across England to deliver projects to improve air quality.

Mayor Khan requests consultation on ULEZ expansion

04/03/2022

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will today announce in a keynote speech in Forest Hill that he is asking Transport for London (TfL) to consult on expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) London-wide in 2023.

Zero Emission Zone to be extended across Oxford city centre

21/02/2022

Plans to extend the Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) from the current pilot area to cover the entire city centre in Oxford have been unveiled.

Newcastle and Gateshead councils call for £23m to support CAZ roll-out

17/02/2022

Councillors in the North East are calling for urgent action to enable a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) support scheme for taxi drivers and small businesses to go ahead.

Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone set to launch

11/02/2022

A pilot of Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) is ready to launch in Oxford at the end of this month.

A passion for fleet decarbonisation

04/02/2022

LAPV talks to FAUN-Zoeller UK CEO Simon Hyde about the company’s determination to support the drive to net zero.

Scotland back to dangerous levels of air pollution, data shows

01/02/2022

Air pollution in Scotland has once again breached legal limits following a historic low during lockdown, campaigners have revealed.

Greater Manchester leaders told to consider clean air zone pause

14/01/2022

Greater Manchester leaders will be asked to request permission to put the second phase of Clean Air Zone (CAZ) funding on hold due to cleaner vehicle concerns.

Bradford council delays launch of clean air zone

24/12/2021

Bradford City Council has said that the launch of its clean air zone (CAZ) has been delayed until spring 2022.

Kirklees Council set to approve over £6m fleet revamp

13/12/2021

Kirklees Council’s cabinet is set to approve an investment of £6.25m to bring in new high-tech fleet vehicles and take a significant step towards the greening of the council’s fleet.

Square Mile welcomes 42% drop in NO2 levels

03/12/2021

The banning of new diesel vehicles from its fleet has helped the City of London Corporation dramatically reduce nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels in its area.

ULEZ expansion 'a lifeline for Londoners'

25/10/2021

As London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) sees a massive expansion, a think tank has called on mayor Sadiq Khan to go further and introduce a pay-per-mile road user charging scheme.

County council leaders call for more support in reducing emissions

16/09/2021

The Government risks undermining its net-zero target by focusing on reducing emissions in cities instead of England’s counties, report warns.

Greater Manchester seeks vehicle dealers to join clean air plan

09/09/2021

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is seeking vehicle dealers to join the GM Clean Air Plan accredited dealership scheme.

Camden council launches world’s densest air quality sensor network

05/08/2021

The world’s densest air quality sensor network, which aims to fundamentally transform how air pollution is monitored and managed, will be installed in the London borough of Camden this summer.

ODS expands its electric vehicle fleet

30/06/2021

Oxford Direct Services (ODS) is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) fleet, which means that over 15% of its fleet is now fully electric.

Oxford prepares for Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone

17/06/2021

The Lord Mayor of Oxford has taken delivery of a 100% electric Nissan LEAF, as the city prepares to launch Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) Pilot in the city centre’s streets this August.

Pollution fears rise as traffic surges in Scottish cities

06/05/2021

New data shows that traffic levels in Edinburgh and Glasgow have exceeded pre-pandemic levels, adding to fears about air quality following delays to Scotland’s planned Low Emission Zones (LEZs).

Clean air zones save lives and boost local economies

15/04/2021

Clean air zones (CAZs) will save lives and inject millions into local economies, an analysis of eight major cities in the UK has revealed.

County council approves Oxford’s Zero Emission Zone pilot

17/03/2021

Oxford’s proposed Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) pilot has been formally approved by Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet for launch in August.

Bath's Clean Air Zone goes live

15/03/2021

The UK’s first charging clean air zone (CAZ) outside of London has been launched in Bath today.

City Corporation to become first UK authority to run fully electric refuse truck fleet

04/03/2021

The City of London Corporation will become the first UK governing body to run a full fleet of electric refuse collection vehicles following recent successful trials of the new technology.

Council chiefs urge courier services to swap vans for cargo bikes

27/08/2020

Delivery companies should consider switching to cargo bike schemes where possible to cut carbon emissions, improve air quality and reduce congestion, local authority leaders say.

Applications for the Design in the Public Sector programme now open

11/08/2020

Local authorities in England are now able to apply to take part in the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Design in the Public Sector programme to learn more about transport decarbonisation.

New call for London’s fleets to turn engines off when parked

03/08/2020

A London-wide campaign has been launched today encouraging businesses to tackle air pollution caused by idling engines.

Winning bids revealed for ADEPT Live Labs SIMULATE programme

09/07/2020

The Government-funded ADEPT Smart Places Live-Lab programme has announced the 10 successful SMEs that will enter the SIMULATE incubator programme to trial air quality and mobility solutions in Staffordshire.

Ford Transit Custom 48v mild hybrid

23/06/2020

Reducing emissions is essential for improving air quality. However, not all councils are prepared to switch to battery-powered vans. The answer, Steve Banner says, may well be the Ford Transit Custom 48v mild hybrid.

Pandemic forces Birmingham to delay launch of Clean Air Zone

25/03/2020

Birmingham City Council has written to the Government requesting postponement to the launch of its Clean Air Zone (CAZ) to help protect the economy during the coronavirus pandemic.

The balancing act: reducing emissions and improving transportation

18/02/2020

Paul Moorby outlines how using Big Data to analyse real-time traffic information can help councils to refine traffic management policies whilst reducing carbon emissions.

Are hydrogen fuel cell RCVs the future?

30/01/2020

Hydrogen fuel cell RCVs will take to the streets in seven European cities this year as part of the EU-funded HECTOR project to assess the potential of this technology to decarbonise waste fleets. Lotte Debell reports.

FORS help with air quality targets

02/12/2019

S has created an animation and infographic to showcase how the scheme helps local authorities meet air quality targets.

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