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  • 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 ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Berlin leads the field for tackling air pollution

    A group of environmental NGOs has published a ranking list of 17 European cities, based on what they have done to improve air quality. Berlin came top, closely followed by Copenhagen, Stockholm, Vienna and Zurich. The ranking was motivated by a campaign to free European cities from soot and black carbon, but the ranking list covers a range of pollutants. Campaigners sent questionnaires to 20 ...

  • Mayor confirms LEZ phase 3 delay

    The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has confirmed that implementation of the third phase of the London Low Emission Zone will be delayed until January 2012. The announcement follows a consultation earlier this year. The third phase covers larger vans, minibuses and diesel-engined specialist vehicles derived from vans, such as motor caravans , which will have to meet a Euro III standard for ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • SEPA Assess Glasgow Low Emission Zone using ADMS-Urban

    SEPA are working with Glasgow City Council in considering a Low Emission Zone for bus corridors in the city centre. They are using CERC's world-leading ADMS-Urban model, which includes street-scale to city-wide scale modelling, advanced treatments of airflow, turbulence and dispersion within the city taking account of the effect of buildings and street canyons, chemical reactions and the mixing ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 impact of Low Emission Zones on emissions of toxic pollutants and ...

  • 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 impact of Low Emission Zones on emissions of toxic pollutants and ...

  • Air pollution must be tackled to stop EU fines and thousands of premature deaths

    Unless greater powers are given to councils to help tackle pollution, then Britain will face up to £300million of fines from the EU in less than 18 months and up to 36,000 more people will die prematurely. This will be the stark message given by council leaders at a summit on air quality later today. Stringent anti-pollution legislation was passed in Brussels in 1996 which most European ...

  • 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.

  • City of London Chiefs Call for Ban on new Diesel Cabs

    The City of London Corporation, local authority for the Square Mile, has called for a ban on new diesel private hire vehicles (PHVs) in its response to the Mayor of London’s air quality consultation. The Corporation also wants to see existing diesel PHVs removed from fleets as soon as possible to protect the public from exposure to toxic diesel emissions, with current licences phased out ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • 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 ...

  • 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 London. This demonstration is the first of a number of Accuscan events taking place in 2007. The event comes hot on the heels of a number of successful demonstrations, and customer-led data ...

  • EPUK calls for action to prevent air pollution deaths

    Environmental Protection UK has questioned the lack of urgency in action to address air pollution in light of a new report by the Department of Health's Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP). The report finds that air pollution, largely from road traffic, was a contributory factor in up to 200,000 premature deaths during 2008. The new report 'the Mortality Effects of ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Islington Embraces Solar Powered Bin Compactor

    The London Borough of Islington has installed the PEL UK Rentals Ltd PEL1100SBC solar powered bin compactor in the Chapel Lane market to minimise the impact of the incoming Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) being introduced by Transport for London on 8th April 2019. Chapel Market at the Angel in Islington, London is a daily street market with 224 stalls where the vendors sell fruit, vegetables and ...

  • Written ministerial statement by Edward Davey on today`s Environment Council

    Lord de Mauley, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Resource Management, the Local Environment and Environmental Science, and I will represent the UK at the Environment Council in Luxembourg on 25 October. At this Council, the Presidency will hold a legislative orientation debate on a Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on ship recycling (First reading). This ...

  • Evaluating the impact of air quality measures is essential

    Recent research has investigated the effectiveness of air quality management at the regional level in Italy and found that some of the most commonly adopted measures do not always produce the highest emissions reductions. Italian air quality legislation was reformed in 1999 in order to comply with the 1996 European Air Quality Framework Directive1. At the time, the 20 Italian administrative ...

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