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Air pollution: find out about air quality in your area

Air pollution has become one of the major issues of the day – and it’s no wonder. The impact of poor air quality cuts across health and environmental concerns, with a respected report suggesting that air pollution in the UK results in around 40,000 premature deaths a year from associated...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 27/07/2018 - 14:59



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National Clean Air Day 2018

• National Clean Air Day took place on 21 June • Do your part to reduce air pollution and improve air quality • Change on the roads needed • Low-emissions choices bring benefits National Clean Air Day took place last week on 21 June – and Energy Saving Trust is in full support of this important...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 26/06/2018 - 08:56



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Air Quality Plan: Cleaning up UK transport

• New air quality plan takes on diesel, petrol engines • Good starting point, says transport expert • Low-carbon transition needs careful planning The UK Government has recently published its amended air quality plan – with the proposal to stop the sale of all new diesel, petrol and some hybrid...

Submitted by Jacob Roberts on Mon, 07/08/2017 - 16:01



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Energy Saving Trust to lead clean air zone work for Government

• Pure electric vehicle registrations up 42 per cent as Government launches air quality plan • No further details on diesel scrappage but it's still on the table • More carrot and less stick key to success of clean air zones Last week the Government released its much anticipated strategy document...

Submitted by Andrew Benfield on Mon, 08/05/2017 - 10:41



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Big renewables in little China?

Is fossil-fuel hungry China changing its ways? China often makes announcements about ‘greening’ its economy. It has an abundance of raw materials, a large agile work force and as the world’s largest trader it certainly has the capability to go green. But do its claims add up? There is a lot of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 08/05/2015 - 09:15



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Constructing a cleaner future

Reducing the impact of climate change is not just about CO 2 - other gases and particulate matter have a telling impact, and positive steps are being made to cut the more damaging substances going into our atmosphere. London is the first city in the world to require construction equipment to hit...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 27/08/2014 - 08:45



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Getting soot off the black-list

Attempts to reduce human impact on climate are not just about carbon dioxide. There are problems that, unlike CO 2 , you can see. Soot containing black carbon from burning fossil and biofuels is just one of those - experts reckoning it to now be the second-leading cause of global warming; jumping...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 27/01/2014 - 08:45



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Seeking resolution for air pollution

Sustainability and health issues often go hand in hand. The connection has just been gravely amplified to the public through the release of a Lancet/ British Heart Foundation study about air pollution , which suggests levels in the UK are high enough to potentially cause thousands of deaths. Carbon...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 12/08/2013 - 08:39



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If you think energy efficiency is all about CO2, think again.

London mayor Boris Johnson recently announced that London could have the world's first Ultra Low Emission Zone. By 2020, only zero and low-emission vehicles will be allowed in the central London zone, an ambitious target for some. But air pollution is not a problem confined to our capital city. Two...

Submitted by Ozge Ibrahim on Mon, 18/02/2013 - 16:04