Illegal levels of air pollution linked to child’s death

A nine-year-old girl’s fatal asthma attack has been linked to illegally high levels of air pollution. Ella Kissi-Debrah lived 25m (80ft) from London’s South Circular Road – a notorious pollution “hotspot”. She experienced three years of seizures and hospital stays before her death in February 2013. During that time, local air pollution levels breached EU

Big Oil, Utilities are Lining Up for an Electric Vehicle War

BP and Shell have bought electric-car charging companies Power utilities are boosting sales to homes, chargers on roads A red-hot electric vehicle market has triggered a face-off between Big Oil and utilities. Oil majors, who’ve sold fossil fuels to cars for a century, are now moving into an electricity sector that’s preparing for exponential growth.

Oil industry is ‘peddling misinformation’ about electric vehicles

Electric vehicles are cleaner and more efficient than conventional vehicles. Reports against EVs are coming from oil-backed studies, leading to skewed public perceptions of battery-run autos. Electricity powered transportation will cause less pollution and less asthma, cancer and other illnesses associated with pollution from the burning of fossil fuels. When technological innovation threatens to upend

The Transition Trinity: Electric Car, Solar and Home Battery

Fuel Included was founded in 2014 in response to the threat of global warming. Our aim is to promote sustainable technologies at affordable prices, a mission that becomes ever more important as global climate changes accelerate. Initially we concentrated on electric cars but as they become increasingly mainstream we are able to focus on other green

£12.50 London Ultra-Low Emission Zone expansion confirmed

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has confirmed the London Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded to reach the North and South circular roads from 25 October 2021. It will be an expansion of the upcoming central London ULEZ, which goes live in April 2019. Non-compliant vehicles will be charged £12.50 a day to enter the

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An average car in inner London will be responsible for almost £8,000 in health costs

An average car in inner London will be responsible for almost £8,000 in health costs during the course of its lifetime, researchers say. Pollution produced by vans and cars costs almost £6 billion in damage to health annually in the UK, according to experts from Oxford and Bath universities. They said that exposure to nitrogen

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Westminster schools to be protected by new ‘no-pollution zones’

The council has promised to invest £1 million in creating pollution barriers around its primary schools. The clean air fund aims to cut harmful emissions by bringing in road closures, banning polluting vehicles, replacing old boilers and planting gardens around the schools. The zones will be funded by Westminster City Council’s D-charge — a surcharge

New UK real-world diesel test to cut NOx emissions by 66%

A new real-world test for diesel vehicles will begin later this week to more accurately measure emissions of vehicles sold in Britain. Starting from 1 September, tested cars will be driven on urban and rural roads as well as motorways, with measuring equipment placed on their exhaust system. The evaluation, which replaces current lab-based tests,