NO2 pollution in 2011 (1)

MQT on 2011-01-26
Session date: 
January 26, 2011
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What are the top five actions (as measured by impact on tonnes of harmful concentrations) you are taking to minimise breaches of the two nitrogen dioxide limit values in the 2011 calendar year?


Answer for NO2 pollution in 2011 (1)

Answer for NO2 pollution in 2011 (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

A number of measures are already underway that are reducing emissions of NOx in London, including the London Low Emission Zone, smarter travel schemes, the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme, and traffic smoothing measures. Further measures are included in my Air Quality Strategy, including the introduction of a NOx standard to the LEZ, retrofitting of older buses with NOx abatement equipment and delivery of the RE:NEW and RE:FIT programmes to reduce emissions from homes and workplaces. However, support from the Government is also needed in the form of additional funding for the measures in my Strategy and national measures such as tax incentives for cleaner vehicles and scrappage and retrofit schemes. That is why I am working with the Government on a joint action plan that is adequately resourced in order to meet the limit values.