Welsh Government commits £20m to tackle air pollution

The funding will be used to support local authorities to comply with nitrogen dioxide limits

Transport campaign warns against blanket ban on diesel

A transport campaign is warning against a blanket ban on all diesel vehicles. Greener Journeys believes that would have a “devastating impact” on local communities, leading to a rise in unemployment and social deprivation”. It suggests while Clean Air Zones are vital to addressing air pollution, banning all diesel buses could lead to a loss […]

Government launches air quality consultation

A new consultation on how best to introduce Clean Air Zones in key UK cities has been launched. It is part of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs’ (Defra) plans to improve air quality and reduce Nitrogen Dioxide emissions. New Clean Air Zones will be required in five cities – Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, […]

More cities should charge polluting vehicles, say MPs

The government initiative that targets drivers of highly polluting vehicles should be extended to more cities in England. That’s according to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee, which believes ‘Clean Air Zones’ should be implemented across the country to tackle the “public health emergency” – air pollution. The Department for Food, Environment & […]

UK cities to have ‘clean air zones’ by 2020

Five cities in the UK could have ‘Clean Air Zones’ by the end of the decade. It is part of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs’ (Defra) aim to improve air quality, reduce health impacts and fulfil the nation’s legal obligations. Under the new plan, the most polluting diesel vehicles, including buses, coaches, […]