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Something in the Air shows that air pollution is Britain’s invisible environmental problem. It is comparable to obesity and alcohol and second only to smoking as a public health problem, but gets far less attention. Yet some government policies, such as encouraging diesel vehicles in cities, are making the problem even worse.
Fuelling Transition says the electricity market needs to be allowed to invest in gas as a transition fuel, subject to a long-term EU emissions cap. Extending the EU cap to 2035 would give greater certainty to investors, allowing the market to decide which technology has the most potential to deliver emission reductions at the cheapest cost.
The planning system is failing to protect some of England’s most threatened wildlife and important habitats. Nurturing Nature finds that mechanisms designed to protect England’s natural environment and compensate for any damage to it are haphazardly applied and woefully monitored.
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To mark the publication of a major new report, Richard Howard, Head of Environment and Energy, sets out his proposals for how the UK should decarbonise domestic heating in a more affordable manner.
Richard Howard, head of Environment and Energy, examines the rise of diesel generator usage, their environmental impact, and the effect of new regulations.
Richard Howard, Head of Policy Exchange’s Environment & Energy Unit, provides a critique of the Mayor of London’s new plan of measures to tackle air pollution in the capital.
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The TES cites findings from Policy Exchange’s recent report on air pollution – Up in the Air- that 25% of London’s schoolchildren attend schools in areas with air pollution above legal limits.
Up In the Air, Policy Exchange’s new report on air pollution in London, is covered in a leader column in the Evening Standard. The report shows that in some London boroughs as many as 60% of school children go to school in areas with air pollution that is higher than the legal limit.
BusinessGreen cites findings from Policy Exchange’s new report Up In the Airthat more than 30% of London’s schools are in areas with air pollution levels above the legal limit, and that more deprived areas are more likely to be afflicted.
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