Tag Archives: NOx

Diesel cars are 10 times more toxic than trucks and buses, data shows

Stricter EU emissions testing for large vehicles means modern diesel cars produce 10 times more NOx per litre of fuel Modern diesel cars produce 10 times more toxic air pollution than heavy trucks and buses, new European data has revealed. … Continue reading

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Air pollution export map reveals where to target clean-up

Take any city in the UK, and you’ll likely find that the skies are cleaner today than they were 40 years ago. Sophisticated scrubbers on power station chimneys, catalytic converters on vehicle exhausts and cleaner fuels have all helped to … Continue reading

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Danish pressure leads to less shipping pollution in Baltic and North Seas

From 2021, ships sailing the North Sea and the Baltic Sea must significantly reduce their nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. Following Danish pressure, the UN’s International Maritime Organisation (IMO) approved the more stringent legislation this week. “Denmark has worked for several … Continue reading

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Petrol cars allowed to exceed pollution limits by 50% under draft EU laws 

Car industry successfully lobbied for loopholes to dilute EU laws limiting toxic particulates emissions for new cars, the Guardian has learned New European cars with petrol engines will be allowed to overshoot a limit on toxic particulates emissions by 50% … Continue reading

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Many car brands emit more pollution than Volkswagen, report finds 

Diesel cars by Fiat, Suzuki and Renault among makers emitting up to fifteen times European standard for nitrogen oxide A year on from the “Dieselgate” scandal that engulfed Volkswagen, damning new research reveals that all major diesel car brands, including … Continue reading

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Emissions from new diesel cars are still far higher than official limit 

New diesel cars are still emitting many times the official limit for polluting nitrogen oxides when driven on the road, almost a year after the Volkswagen emissions scandal broke. Renault, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda and Hyundai have all launched diesel models in … Continue reading

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UK coal power station in breach of EU air pollution law 

ENDS report: Defra and the Welsh government are likely to have to pay European commission’s legal costs for breaching air pollution rules at Aberthaw power station The UK breached EU law by allowing a coal-fired power station to emit too … Continue reading

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Diesels more polluting below 18C, research suggests 

Pollution from many popular diesel cars is much worse when it is colder than 18C outside, new research suggests. Testing company Emissions Analytics told the BBC it has measured a significant rise in poisonous gas emissions from a wide range … Continue reading

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