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Petrol prices should rise to fight air pollution, says Bright Blue

Bright Blue’s recent report, entitled Emission impossible? Air pollution, national governance and the transport sector, was released yesterday and featured in Kent Online.

Their coverage included Howard Cox from Fair Fuel UK, a pressure group that campaigns against increases in fuel taxes, but no representative from Bright Blue. However, Howard engaged in a debate with our Reseacher and co-author of the report, William Nicolle, on talk Radio in the same day.

Listen to their coverage here, and Emission Impossible here.

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Bright Blue Researcher William Nicolle quoted in Business Green

Bright Blue’s recent report, entitled Emission impossible? Air pollution, national governance and the transport sector, was released yesterday and featured in Business Green.

Business Green’s article focused on several policy recommendations, particularly raising fuel duty and scrapping Value Added Tax (VAT) for ultra-low emission vehicles.

Co-author of the report and researcher at Bright Blue William Nicolle was quoted as saying:

“Stronger evidence has emerged in recent years about the detrimental impact of air pollution to human health, the economy and the environment," he said.

"Consequently, there is growing public and political pressure for tougher action to reduce levels of air pollution in the UK. The UK government needs new, ambitious legal limits, legal responsibilities, and policies on air pollution. This country should aspire to be a global leader on yet another environmental issue, and strive to become the country with the cleanest air in urban areas in the developed world."

Read Business Green’s article here, and Emission Impossible here.

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Bright Blue argue for raising taxes on diesel to cut air pollution

Bright Blue’s recent report, entitled Emission impossible? Air pollution, national governance and the transport sector, was released yesterday and featured in The Guardian.

The Guardians’ article focused on several policy recommendations, particularly raising fuel duty and scrapping Value Added Tax (VAT) for ultra-low emission vehicles.

Our director Ryan was quoted as saying:

“The evidence of the scale and impact of air pollution is growing and alarming. As the UK leaves the EU, there is a need and an opportunity to improve legislation, policies and accountability around air quality. Despite the rhetoric from the government, enough is not being done to tackle NO2.”

Read The Guardians’ article here, and Emission Impossible here.

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Bright Blue's proposed citizen-based reporting system for idling within charging clean air zones featured in The Times

Bright Blue’s recent report, entitled Emission impossible? Air pollution, national governance and the transport sector, was released yesterday and featured in The Times.

The Times’ article focused on one particular policy recommendation, around making it mandatory for local authorities with a charging Clean Air Zones to be required to have a citizen-based reporting system to aid in the enforcement of anti-idling legislation.

Read The Times’ article here, and Emission Impossible here.