NOx Emission Ceiling and Local Air Quality in the UK


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Multi-Pollutant Measures Database – Final Interim Report: Meeting the NOx National Emission Ceiling for 2010 (100 page pdf, Entec UK Limited, DEFRA, June 2008)

Putting a ceiling on nitrogen oxides is part of a broader plan by DEFRA in the United Kingdom which has the highest NOx levels in Europe. An interim report on the implementation of a ceiling for NOx emissions is the focus of today’s review. As two of the largest emitters of NOx in the UK, road transport (30%) and power stations (22%) are emphasized. This is important also in the context of local air pollution where vehicle emissions predominate. One scenario, for example, is to reduce the absolute maximum speed limit to 70 kph which is being challenged.

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