pollution

Nearly a quarter of drivers admit to idling engines

16/06/2022

Over 20% of drivers admit to regularly leaving their engines running while their vehicle is stationary despite the impact this has on air quality, new research has revealed.

‘Clean Air Net Zero’ approach could boost local areas by £1.6bn

13/06/2022

Local and regional policymakers must consider the air quality impact of net zero policies to save billions of pounds and to avoid another ‘dieselgate scandal’, a new report has said.

Newcastle and Gateshead clean air zone postponed

13/05/2022

Plans to introduce a clean air zone (CAZ) in Newcastle and Gateshead are to be postponed to allow more time for people and businesses to get ready.

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.

Consultation on end date for sale of new non-zero emission buses launched

29/03/2022

The Department for Transport has launched a consultation on setting an end date for the sale of new non-zero emission buses, coaches and minibuses.

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.

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.

London’s ULEZ resulted in ‘only small improvements in air quality’

17/11/2021

London’s ULEZ has had little impact on air quality and is only effective as part of a wider approach to reducing carbon emissions, researchers say.

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.

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.

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.

Millions of children attend schools with toxic air, campaigners warn

17/06/2021

Millions of children go to schools where air pollution is above World Health Organization (WHO) limits, new data reveals.

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).

UK on track to miss targets for toxic pollution

22/03/2021

The UK is on track to miss the 2020 and 2030 legal targets for toxic pollution, according to Government data.

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.

Lewisham Council introduces new fleet of low pollution recycling trucks

12/01/2021

Lewisham Council have introduced a new fleet of recycling trucks which have a 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide (NOX) pollution.

Khan announces new scrappage scheme

29/09/2020

A new scrappage scheme targeting some of the most polluting vehicles has been launched in London in advance of the tighter Low Emission Zone (LEZ) standards.

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.

New guide highlights low carbon and sustainable fuel opportunities for fleet decarbonisation

23/03/2020

A new guide from the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) for fleet operators shows how renewable fuels can immediately cut greenhouse gas emissions in road transport, particularly from commercial vehicles for which few low emission solutions are currently available.

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