London mayoral candidate Diane Abbott has called for the introduction of an ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) in the capital by 2018, two years ahead of plans proposed by current mayor Boris Johnson. Abbott secured a Commons debate on London’s poor air quality last week (9 June), claiming City Hall has “abjectly failed in their duty to protect Londoners”. The UK Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association is urging the government to support automotive LPG as part of its commitment to improving air […]
Switching from diesel to natural gas will produce a 10% saving in CO2 emissions for a heavy truck running on motorways, according to trials carried out by IVECO at Millbrook.
A coroner’s decision not to produce a report outlining action that must be taken to reduce air pollution, after ruling that the death of a nine-year-old girl was caused by it, has surprised lawyers.
Government and local authorities have been urged not to “demonise diesel” but to develop a national framework instead to encourage the take up of modern, clean diesel trucks. The call came at a conference on air quality held by vehicle manufacturers’ association the SMMT.