Air pollution: Idling drivers could face higher fines

Every minute, an idling car produces enough emissions to fill 150 balloons with harmful chemicals

Engine idling near schools should be banned, says Public Health England

Air pollution is considered the biggest environmental threat to health in the UK, with between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths a year attributed to long-term exposure

Helsinki airport trims plane idling, cuts fuel costs

Changing the way airlines talk to each other about plane take-off and landing at Helsinki airport has cut fuel costs and made flights run more punctually. Airport operator Finavia made the claim on Monday, nearly two years after bringing in a scheme to make communication between different operators at the airport “smoother and more effective”. […]

London’s drivers wasting £60million with ‘unnecessary idling’

London’s drivers could save more than £60million worth of fuel by switching off their car engines when stationary. The Energy Saving Trust (EST) said this could also help reduce more than 100million kg of carbon emissions a year and is urging drivers to help improve the city’s air quality. A report from Transport for London […]