Premature deaths due to air pollution continue to fall in the EU – more efforts required to deliver a toxin-free environment

Europe’s air quality keeps improving, and the number of people dying early or suffering illness due to air pollution is in decline. However, according to European Environment Agency’s (EEA) analysis, published today, air pollution is still Europe’s most significant environmental…

European governments and MEPs agreed to end sales of new combustion engine cars and vans by 2035

European governments and MEPs agreed to end sales of new combustion engine cars and vans by 2035. Green group Transport & Environment (T&E) welcomed the deal, which will see the EU become the largest economy to phase out sales of…

Drones – the ‘end’ of Britain’s silent air pollution killer?

One of the world’s experts in drone technology, Robert Garbett, has called on the UK Government to support the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) plea for Britain to act to protect the health of people by implementing a ‘drone transport infrastructure’.…

Transport Minister and Mayor of Tees Valley witness hydrogen refuelling of the Electra eCargo FCEV

Trudy Harrison, Minister of State for Transport and Ben Houchen, Mayor of Tees Valley, were the first senior politicians in the country to see the live refuelling of Electra Commercial Vehicles’ 19-tonne hydrogen fuel cell temperature-controlled HGV at Teesside on…

Join the WCRAQ International Day of Clean Air – Air Pollution has no Borders webinar

WCRAQ announces the UN International Day of Clean Air – Air pollution has no borders webinar, with keynote speakers from NYC DCAS, NYPD Fleet, the City of London Corporation, Global Action Plan and the Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality on 7 September at 14:00 GMT/ 09:00 EST.

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Response from our Chairman to DEFRA air quality measures: ‘More urgent action on air quality is still required’

Our Chairman and MP for Huddersfield, Barry Sheerman, has responded to the new measures announced by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs to improve air quality introduced under the Environment Act. ‘The Air Pollution (Local Authority Audits) Bill 2021-22, which…

Ella’s Law introduced to House of Lords – a comment from Barry Sheerman MP

As Ella’s Law reaches the committee stage of the House of Lords, my personal air quality monitor reveals the high levels of air pollution within the Parliamentary estate itself, underlining the urgent need for action to clean up the country’s air for the benefit of everyone.