low emission zone News

  • Stricter low emission zone in Berlin

    Berlin has established an Low Emission Zone (Environmental Zone) for the City centre on January 1st 2008. Its purpose is to reduce harmful pollutants in the air that are caused by road traffic. From January 1st 2010 on, only cars with green stickers will be allowed to enter the zone. More information on Berlin’s Environmental Zone: ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Harmful traffic pollution falls within Munich low emission zone

    Low emissions zones (LEZs) can substantially reduce local levels of traffic-based air pollution, a new study has shown. Monitoring air pollution in Munich, Germany, researchers found that particulate matter from traffic sources dropped by 60% after implementation of an LEZ. Traffic exhaust is a major source of fine particulate matter, a type of air pollution that has been linked to respiratory ...

  • Low emission zones may need complementary local traffic policies

    Low emission zones (LEZs) that restrict old vehicles in city centres may need implementation in combination with other traffic policies to have greater impacts on air quality, according to new research. A study that measured emission levels before and after the introduction of LEZs in five Dutch cities indicated that air pollution concentrations were reduced but not to a statistically significant ...

  • Stricter low emission zone in Berlin starting January 1st 2010

    European environmental legislation has established a new basis for the harmonised assessment and monitoring of air quality in cities in the form of Framework Directive 96/62/EC and two additional texts known as daughter directives. The directives were transposed into German law through amendments to the Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetz [Federal Immission Control Act — BImSchG] and the 22nd ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Air quality assessment in the European Mega City Ruhr Area and effects of low emission zones

    The Ruhr area is the biggest German megalopolis, a conglomerate of several intertwining major cities, with more than 5.3 million inhabitants. In spite of many efforts in recent years to improve the air quality in the Ruhr area, especially residents in street canyons with a high traffic density are still exposed to poor air quality and meeting the limit values of European air quality guidelines ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Five years on: changes to vehicle fleets and air quality in London’s low emission zone

    Low emission zones (LEZs), which restrict access for high emission vehicles, have proven to be a successful way to improve air quality in line with EU regulations. An analysis of London’s LEZ has revealed discernible reductions in air pollution levels five years after implementation. London’s LEZ, created in February 2008, requires vehicles weighing more than 12 tonnes to meet ...

  • Masdar and Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) sign agreement on carbon capture and greenhouse gas emission reduction at Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ)

    Masdar, the multi-faceted initiative by the Abu Dhabi Government, through the Mubadala Development Company, to promote advanced energy and sustainability, has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), the master developer of ports, industrial zones, trade and logistics zones, to explore carbon dioxide capture and greenhouse gas reduction initiatives at Khalifa Port and Industrial ...


    By MASDAR

  • Major cities cracking down on vehicle emissions

    Beijing, Berlin, Milan and London welcomed the New Year with progressive new standards, fees and travel restrictions on city drivers that refuse to upgrade to cleaner, more efficient vehicles. Major cities around the world now are adopting similar measures and doing whatever it takes to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and smog produced from vehicles. Although Canada and the United States ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Australian businesses set to reduce emissions 30% by 2010

    In a major step towards becoming a green community, commercial energy users in Victoria’s Castlemaine district have officially began work on an innovative project to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The project is the first of its kind in Victoria and sees KR Castlemaine, Flowserve, Victoria Carpets and the Mount Alexander Hospital commit to collectively reduce 2006 greenhouse gas ...

  • ENER-G provides low carbon retrofit to shrink charity's carbon footprint

    Red Rose Forest has partnered with Salford-based ENER-G and Salford City Council to decarbonise its small industrial unit by implementing a number of energy efficiency improvements that will achieve annual cost savings of £3,900.  The Community Forest for Greater Manchester has reduced the carbon dioxide emissions from its building by almost 19 tonnes per year, ...


    By ENER-G

  • London Vehicles to Be Tested for Harmful Emissions as Accuscan 4600 Comes to Town

    On June 20th 2006, Air Quality Monitoring specialists – Enviro Technology – will be demonstrating the abilities of the Accuscan 4600 remote sending device on vehicles passing by London Wall, City of London. This will be the first time that environmental professionals from London borough councils will be able to actively see the device in action, while getting a real-time taster of the level ...

  • Volvo Car UK challenges the Mayor of London to emissions equality

    Volvo Car UK has challenged the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to review the basis of charging for the London Congestion Charging zone. Volvo Car UK believes that the principle of hybrid cars being exempt from the Congestion Charge is now outdated and unfair. Drivers of hybrid cars enter the zone free of charge on a daily basis while drivers of low emission cars powered by conventional internal ...


    By RealWire

  • Tower Bridge Commuters Exhaust Emissions To Be Tested As ‘Accuscan’ Comes To Town

    On May 15th 2007, air quality monitoring specialists – Enviro Technology – will be demonstrating the abilities of the Accuscan 4600 remote sensing device on vehicles passing by Tower Bridge, City of ...

  • Energy Department Announces New Projects Between U.S. and China to Cut Emissions

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nine new energy performance contracting pilot projects that bring together U.S. and Chinese companies to boost the energy efficiency of buildings in China and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A combination of clean energy retrofits and upgrades will save the selected facilities on energy costs over the lifetime of the contracts by making them more ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New emissions monitoring system could change face of pollution at sea

    A new emissions monitoring system being developed by a Norfolk, VA, systems engineering firm will allow vessels worldwide to continuously monitor pollutants and readily report findings to regulatory agencies and inspectors. The patent-pending Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS), developed by W R Systems, Ltd. (WRSystems), is the first technology integration of its kind. A successful ...


    By WR Systems, Ltd.

  • Management of rice paddy fields affects greenhouse gas emissions

    How rice paddy fields are managed significantly influences the release of greenhouse gases (GHGs), a recent study concludes. Permanently flooded soils release more methane than soils that are flooded and then dried between production periods, for example. In general, the researchers recommend growing other crops in dried soil between production cycles, as well as limiting nitrogen fertilisers, to ...

  • The Mayor of London announces possible energy from waste plants in London

    The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is calling for applications to help integrate state-of-the-art fuel-from-waste facilities, as part of a low carbon initiative in the capital. On 1 May the Mayor announced a £3m injection to develop ten low carbon zones in London, which will cut carbon emissions, create jobs and slash energy bills. Each zone, which will encompass homes, neighbourhoods and ...

  • Greening China with UK business

    Trade Minister Gareth Thomas will today speak with business leaders specialising in low carbon technologies about the potential to spark new waves of investment opportunities in China, bucking the trend of the current economic downturn. On the eve of next week's EU China Summit, the Minister is endorsing the ideas coming out of China for the creation of Low Carbon Development Zones; Chinese ...


  • MINE-X® Ultra Flow-Through Diesel Particulate Filter Receives Approval To Help UK Black Cabs Go Green

    A Component of the Eco-Power System Emissions Solution Concord, ON - The MINE-X® Ultra flow-through diesel particulate filter, a particulate matter reduction component of the Eco-Power System, was approved by the UK Energy Saving Trust as a retrofit emission control solution for London´s Black Cabs. The Eco-Power System will be fitted onto London Cabs to reduce emissions and meet strict ...


    By DCL International Inc.

  • EMIT 3.4 released

    A new version of EMIT is now available. EMIT is a simple, fast and comprehensive tool for compiling, editing and analysing emissions inventories. EMIT is invaluable in many situations, for example when carrying out emission calculations across large urban areas when dispersion modelling with ADMS-Urban, and when predicting the ...

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