Environment and Air Pollution

There are major concerns about air pollution in London. Emissions from vehicles are a significant contributor to air pollution - particularly for NOX, although private cars cause only a small proportion of the overall total. Emissions from vehicles have also been reducing substantially and will continue to fall further as the vehicle fleet turns over (newer vehicles are much less polluting). But the Mayor of London is proposing much tougher controls, particularly on diesel vehicles.

We made some comments in February 2013 in this Press Release on the then Mayor's latest "game-changing" strategy to tackle air pollution: ABD-Press040

There was extensive coverage of the proposals for a new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) covering central London in our Newsletters in July 2016 - see: Newsletter-51 , and in December 2016, February 2017 and April 2017 editions - see Newsletter-53, Newsletter-54 and Newsletter-55

An interesting paper was produced by Neil Oliver on the "Social Costs of Air Pollution from Cars in the UK" in Augist 2017. It can be read here: Social-Costs-Cars

As air pollution is a hot topic at present, there are likely to be more articles on the ABD London Blog - use the blog search to find more.

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