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Record big wind turbines planned off UK coast

The largest-ever wind turbines will be used at the Dogger Bank offshore windfarm in the North Sea over the next few years ...
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London’s ULEZ cuts NO2

Since the introduction of an Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in April 2019, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations in London have been cut by a third, according to a City Hall report.
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UK air is cleaner but challenges remain

Policies to improve air quality in the UK over the past 40 years have led to significant reductions in pollution and associated mortality rates, a new study has found.
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RWE to close coal-fired power plant in Wales

The German energy company RWE has announced the closure of its 1.56 gigawatt Aberthaw B power plant in Wales, UK, due to challenging market conditions for coal-fired power capacity in Britain.
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UK aims for zero-emission ships by 2025

By 2050, the UK shipping sector must be emission-free, and starting 2025, new ships built for UK waters should be able to sail without emitting any greenhouse gases ...
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Ammonia pollution damaging more than 60% of UK land

Over 60 per cent of the United Kingdom land area currently receives ammonia concentrations above the critical level set to protect lichens and bryophytes (1μg m-3).
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London launches ultra-low emissions zone

Green groups have hailed the start of an ultra-low emissions zone (ULEZ) in London that sets the toughest vehicle emission standards for any urban air quality scheme in the world.
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UK Clean Air Strategy targets domestic heating and agriculture

On 14 January the UK government published its much-delayed Clean Air Strategy, which includes commitments to cut emissions from wood stoves and the farming sector.
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London ULEZ to expand from October 2021

London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone will expand out to the North and South Circular roads from 25 October 2021 and cover an area 18 times larger than the Central London ULEZ, the Mayor of London ...
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