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1st hydrogen double decker bus given to Birmingham

1st hydrogen double decker bus given to Birmingham: The 1st out of 20 hydrogen fuel cell double decker buses was transported to Birmingham, they are planned to be up and running  at a later date this year. It is carried out by Birmingham City Council’s Clean Air Hydrogen Bus Pilot, that focuses on tackling the…
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Greece sent to EU Court again because of poor air quality

Greece sent to EU Court again because of poor air quality: The European Commission chose to send Greece to the Court of Justice due to poor air quality levels once more. It was referred to the Court last year because of the high levels of particulate matter (PM10) however this time for high nitrogen dioxide…
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Out of the 20 most air polluted European cities-5 are in UK

Out of the 20 most air polluted European cities-5 are in UK: 5 UK cities are part of the 20 areas in Europe with the most elevated amounts of nitrogen dioxide (NO2). This is on the authority of a current survey by the cleantech business Airly, as they suggest Newcastle-upon-Tyne has scored second on the…
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NEW lowest recording for pollution

NEW lowest recording for pollution Lowest level of air pollution since the first monitored data (1996) recorded in Oxford. These new recordings were published by the local authorities suggested that all of the 71 monitoring stations across the city were within the national legal limit, which currently stand at  40µg/m3. The collected date shows an…
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Dorset village speed limit set after air quality test

Dorset village speed limit set after air quality test: After the positive result of an air quality trial a 30mph speed restraint will be made permanent in Chideock located in the Dorset village. Highways England began a trial speed limit after Chideock was identified as an Air Quality Management Area by Dorset Council. This reaches…
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Social Housing emissions to be slashed

Social Housing emissions to be slashed: A UK-wide heat pump project has been launched by Centrica to help customers save on their energy bills and to drive down social housing emissions. This project is set to replace existing heating systems in 600 homes across the North West, Midlands, North, East and South West with low…
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Google Maps to show more Eco-Friendly and tidier routes

Google Maps to show more Eco-Friendly and tidier routes: Soon you will be able to choose routes that include fewer carbon dioxide emissions based on traffic congestion and slopes while using the Google Maps App for journeys. The app will present the route that has the lowest carbon footprint if comparable options take the same…
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£120m UK strategy started for Zero-emission buses

£120m UK strategy started for Zero-emission buses: The government has initiated a £120 million scheme today in order to back the rollout of zero-emission buses throughout the UK. The financing is being made accessible by way of the Zero Emissions Buses Regional Area (ZEBRA) scheme and is expected to provide as much as 500 green…
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82 countries in 2020 passed fine particulate matter limits

82 countries in 2020 passed fine particulate matter limits: Only 24 countries out of 106 observed countries in 2020 complied with World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). That’s according to the results of the IQAir quality report, that points out air pollution was still at very high levels regardless of some…
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Drivers of polluting cars in Bath face fees

Drivers of polluting cars in Bath face fees: In Bath drivers of polluting cars will face daily fees of up to £100 to drive to the city centre. Launched today is a scheme that is believed to be  the first in the UK outside of London to introduce a charging clean air zone, with a…
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