The government’s latest Air Quality Plan is set to receive “unprecedented scrutiny” from a cross party team of MPs. The Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Environmental Audit Committee, Health Committee, and Transport Committee have joined forces to examine the government’s new Air Quality Plan. The plan was launched in July this year after the government’s original plans were criticised and found to be inadequate in a UK court. The Improving Air Quality Inquiry will examine whether the revised plan […]
Consumption of transport fuels fell slightly in the third quarter of 2012, new figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) show. The data reveals that a 5.6% fall in petrol deliveries during the quarter were largely offset by a 3.4% rise in diesel deliveries. In all, just over 4.5 billion litres of petrol (Q3 2011: 4.77 billion litres) and 6.52 billion litres of diesel (Q3 2011: 6.3 billion) were delivered during the quarter. Of the diesel, some […]
Despite being one of the top two expenses of running a transport business, the diesel that goes into the tank is taken for granted by most operators. As long as it meets EN 590, diesel is diesel, right?
The European Union may soon consider raising the bar on air quality requirements affecting diesel engines, after publication of a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The report claims evidence of a link between fine particulate matter and a range of health issues including atherosclerosis, respiratory disease, diabetes and even cardiovascular problems.