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Air Monitoring Project Could Provide Olympic Legacy of Cleaner Air

Scientists are working around London in the biggest ever air monitoring exercise in the city’s history. The weather could make a crucial difference to whether pollution rises to significantly high levels during the Olympics – and current warm weather conditions

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Bus Eireann Pilots Ireland’s First Ever Natural Gas-powered Bus

Bus Eireann is trialing the country’s first natural gas-powered bus in a move that may help reduce fuel costs and benefit the environment. The natural gas-powered city bus is operating across a number of city routes in Cork until August

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Extensions to Smoky Coal Ban

The ‘smoky coal ban’ regulations are to be revised in time for the next winter fuel season, with some expansions of the ban areas within the 20 cities and towns already covered, and seven new towns being included under the

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Review of the Smoky Coal Ban

The Government has announced a review and public consultation of the ‘smoky coal ban’ regulations. The ban on the marketing, sale and distribution of bituminous fuel (or ‘smoky coal ban’) was first introduced in Dublin in 1990 in response to

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Innovative Green Station Wall to Deliver Cleaner Air

An innovative 200 square metre green wall on a central London Tube station wall designed to trap pollution on one of London’s busiest roads, has been unveiled. The visually stunning green wall has taken just a month to install and,

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Clare County Council’s 2011 Environmental Inspection Plan

The Environment Section of Clare County Council has announced details of its annual environmental inspection plan which sets out a planned work programme aimed at maintaining and enhancing County Clare’s natural environment. The Plan sets out the inspection criteria for

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New Standard for Coal to Reduce Air Pollution

The Government has introduced a new, legally binding, low sulphur standard for coal used in the residential market. All bituminous coal placed on the market for residential use must now have a sulphur content of no more than 0.7%. Approximately

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Green Light for Cleaner, More Fuel-efficient Vans

The European Parliament has given a green light for cleaner, more fuel-efficient vans by voting to introduce CO2 limits in the EU for new vans and other light commercial goods vehicles. The rules, agreed with Member States, include incentives to

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Air Quality in Ireland is Generally Good

The EPA report ‘Air Quality in Ireland 2009 – Key Indicators of Ambient Air Quality’ shows that air quality in Ireland was generally good throughout the country. The report provides an overview of air quality in Ireland for 2009, based

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More Hydrogen Buses for London

EU funding has enabled Transport for London (TfL) to make provision for three more hydrogen buses that will enable an entire bus route in London to use this greener, cleaner technology, helping to improve air quality in the English capital.

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