Diesel drivers 'pollution penalty'

Diesel drivers may have to pay pollution charges for entering city centres

Diesel drivers may have to pay pollution charges for entering city centres

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Drivers of diesel cars could have to pay more in road tax or face additional levies to travel into city centres in an effort to tackle pollution, it is reported.

Major cities around the UK are considering bringing in low emission zones to force out older diesel vehicles that are responsible for higher levels of fumes, The Times said.

Almost all diesel vehicles driven into central London will trigger a £10 charge under plans being considered by mayor Boris Johnson, who will also reportedly lobby the Government to increase road tax on diesel cars to encourage motorists to move to cleaner vehicles.

The £10 fee, which would come into effect in 2020, would be on top of the congestion charge, forcing diesel drivers to pay at least £20 to drive into the capital's "ultra low emission zone", the newspaper said.

Only diesel vehicles meeting the Euro 6 emissions standard will be exempt, while petrol cars registered before 2006 will also have to pay.

Labour is reportedly planning a countrywide network of low emission zones to force older diesel cars from city centres, proposals which are being considered by more than 15 cities including Sheffield, Birmingham and Bristol. Oxford has already introduced a zone for buses and may expand its plans for other vehicles.

The initiatives are being considered to help meet European regulations on clean air and avoid the threat of heavy fines for breaching them.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said that unless action was taken, London, Birmingham and Leeds would face dangerous levels of pollution from vehicle exhausts by 2030.

Mr Johnson is expected to outline plans today that will take London two thirds of the way to complying with EU rules, The Times said.

The mayor's environment adviser, Matthew Pencharz, told the newspaper: "We want to see an unwinding of incentives that have driven people to diesel. Euro engine standards on emissions have not delivered the savings expected, meaning we now have a legacy of a generation of dirty diesels."

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7:13am Tue 29 Jul 14

Martin999 says...

No need to panic, this is not due to be implemented until the year 2020.
No need to panic, this is not due to be implemented until the year 2020. Martin999
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8:32pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Dan Soton says...

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Labour is planning a countrywide network of low emission zones to force older diesel cars from city centres


They jest... .

Here's something we can do today and it's a no brainer.. Flywheels compulsory retrofitted to all of Southampton's Buses, savings fuel and lowering diesel pollution..

A technology that hardly ever gets any media coverage...


The Government has just kick off a ten year £1 billion research/development investment in the University of Warwick's Advanced Propulsion Centre Hub to ( among other things ) accelerate research into Kinetic Energy Recovery (Flywheels)

Quote... the Kinetic Energy Recovery System ( Flywheel ) is designed to save the braking energy of a bus as it slows for a stop and use it to accelerate the bus back up to speed. BY AVOIDING WASTING THE ENERGY EVERY TIME A BUS STOPS THE SYSTEM IS PROJECTED TO DELIVER FUEL SAVINGS IN THE ORDER OF 25%.

http://www2.warwick.
ac.uk/newsandevents/
pressreleases/1631_b
illion_advanced/


,,
,, Labour is planning a countrywide network of low emission zones to force older diesel cars from city centres They jest... . Here's something we can do today and it's a no brainer.. Flywheels compulsory retrofitted to all of Southampton's Buses, savings fuel and lowering diesel pollution.. A technology that hardly ever gets any media coverage... The Government has just kick off a ten year £1 billion research/development investment in the University of Warwick's Advanced Propulsion Centre Hub to ( among other things ) accelerate research into Kinetic Energy Recovery (Flywheels) Quote... the Kinetic Energy Recovery System ( Flywheel ) is designed to save the braking energy of a bus as it slows for a stop and use it to accelerate the bus back up to speed. BY AVOIDING WASTING THE ENERGY EVERY TIME A BUS STOPS THE SYSTEM IS PROJECTED TO DELIVER FUEL SAVINGS IN THE ORDER OF 25%. http://www2.warwick. ac.uk/newsandevents/ pressreleases/1631_b illion_advanced/ ,, Dan Soton
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4:31pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Dan Soton says...

Dan Soton wrote:
,,

Labour is planning a countrywide network of low emission zones to force older diesel cars from city centres


They jest... .

Here's something we can do today and it's a no brainer.. Flywheels compulsory retrofitted to all of Southampton's Buses, savings fuel and lowering diesel pollution..

A technology that hardly ever gets any media coverage...


The Government has just kick off a ten year £1 billion research/development investment in the University of Warwick's Advanced Propulsion Centre Hub to ( among other things ) accelerate research into Kinetic Energy Recovery (Flywheels)

Quote... the Kinetic Energy Recovery System ( Flywheel ) is designed to save the braking energy of a bus as it slows for a stop and use it to accelerate the bus back up to speed. BY AVOIDING WASTING THE ENERGY EVERY TIME A BUS STOPS THE SYSTEM IS PROJECTED TO DELIVER FUEL SAVINGS IN THE ORDER OF 25%.

http://www2.warwick.

ac.uk/newsandevents/

pressreleases/1631_b

illion_advanced/


,,
,,

Shoreside electricity or Flywheel Energy Storage for Shipping


Quote Echo August 2008.. SHIPS docking in Southampton could be plugged into an onshore power supply or made to run on cleaner fuel to cut harmful diesel polluting the city.

It was estimated as many as 60,000 deaths a year worldwide are caused by emissions of ships running on cheap, sulphur-rich fuel called bunker oil.

By forcing ships berthed in Southampton to switch off their generators and plug into shoreside electricity, emissions being blown into the city would be dramatically reduced.

http://www.dailyecho
.co.uk/news/environm
ent/2429301.Shipping
_in_cleaner_air/



I'm probably a tad bit ahead (by about 10 years ) of the curve here.


On Sky TV a few years ago the Captain of MS Queen Victoria boasted that his ship's six diesel engines could power a City..

I say better than boasting... when MS Queen Victoria is under full steam those six diesel engines could power up a FLYWHEEL and when docked use it's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton..


,,
[quote][p][bold]Dan Soton[/bold] wrote: ,, Labour is planning a countrywide network of low emission zones to force older diesel cars from city centres They jest... . Here's something we can do today and it's a no brainer.. Flywheels compulsory retrofitted to all of Southampton's Buses, savings fuel and lowering diesel pollution.. A technology that hardly ever gets any media coverage... The Government has just kick off a ten year £1 billion research/development investment in the University of Warwick's Advanced Propulsion Centre Hub to ( among other things ) accelerate research into Kinetic Energy Recovery (Flywheels) Quote... the Kinetic Energy Recovery System ( Flywheel ) is designed to save the braking energy of a bus as it slows for a stop and use it to accelerate the bus back up to speed. BY AVOIDING WASTING THE ENERGY EVERY TIME A BUS STOPS THE SYSTEM IS PROJECTED TO DELIVER FUEL SAVINGS IN THE ORDER OF 25%. http://www2.warwick. ac.uk/newsandevents/ pressreleases/1631_b illion_advanced/ ,,[/p][/quote],, Shoreside electricity or Flywheel Energy Storage for Shipping Quote Echo August 2008.. SHIPS docking in Southampton could be plugged into an onshore power supply or made to run on cleaner fuel to cut harmful diesel polluting the city. It was estimated as many as 60,000 deaths a year worldwide are caused by emissions of ships running on cheap, sulphur-rich fuel called bunker oil. By forcing ships berthed in Southampton to switch off their generators and plug into shoreside electricity, emissions being blown into the city would be dramatically reduced. http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/news/environm ent/2429301.Shipping _in_cleaner_air/ I'm probably a tad bit ahead (by about 10 years ) of the curve here. On Sky TV a few years ago the Captain of MS Queen Victoria boasted that his ship's six diesel engines could power a City.. I say better than boasting... when MS Queen Victoria is under full steam those six diesel engines could power up a FLYWHEEL and when docked use it's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton.. ,, Dan Soton
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11:14am Sat 9 Aug 14

Dan Soton says...

Dan Soton wrote:
Dan Soton wrote:
,,

Labour is planning a countrywide network of low emission zones to force older diesel cars from city centres


They jest... .

Here's something we can do today and it's a no brainer.. Flywheels compulsory retrofitted to all of Southampton's Buses, savings fuel and lowering diesel pollution..

A technology that hardly ever gets any media coverage...


The Government has just kick off a ten year £1 billion research/development investment in the University of Warwick's Advanced Propulsion Centre Hub to ( among other things ) accelerate research into Kinetic Energy Recovery (Flywheels)

Quote... the Kinetic Energy Recovery System ( Flywheel ) is designed to save the braking energy of a bus as it slows for a stop and use it to accelerate the bus back up to speed. BY AVOIDING WASTING THE ENERGY EVERY TIME A BUS STOPS THE SYSTEM IS PROJECTED TO DELIVER FUEL SAVINGS IN THE ORDER OF 25%.

http://www2.warwick.


ac.uk/newsandevents/


pressreleases/1631_b


illion_advanced/


,,
,,

Shoreside electricity or Flywheel Energy Storage for Shipping


Quote Echo August 2008.. SHIPS docking in Southampton could be plugged into an onshore power supply or made to run on cleaner fuel to cut harmful diesel polluting the city.

It was estimated as many as 60,000 deaths a year worldwide are caused by emissions of ships running on cheap, sulphur-rich fuel called bunker oil.

By forcing ships berthed in Southampton to switch off their generators and plug into shoreside electricity, emissions being blown into the city would be dramatically reduced.

http://www.dailyecho

.co.uk/news/environm

ent/2429301.Shipping

_in_cleaner_air/



I'm probably a tad bit ahead (by about 10 years ) of the curve here.


On Sky TV a few years ago the Captain of MS Queen Victoria boasted that his ship's six diesel engines could power a City..

I say better than boasting... when MS Queen Victoria is under full steam those six diesel engines could power up a FLYWHEEL and when docked use it's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton..


,,
,,


Re: When berthed MS Queen Victoria (all cruise ships) could use a FLYWHEEL's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton..




DEADLY CRUISE AND FERRY AIR EMISSIONS DEBATE: U.K. SHIPPING COMPANIES DECEIVE THE PUBLIC

Posted on June 19, 2014 by Jim Walker

New air emission regulations will shortly affect the U.K. shipping industry. Toxic sulfur emissions must be reduced to 0.1 per cent, from a current high of around 4.5 per cent, by January 1, 2015.

The reason for the new regulations is that high sulfur fuel contributes substantially to emphysema, lung disease, congestive heart failure, birth defects, and premature deaths.

The health risks posed by the cruise industry's use of high sulfur fuels are enormous.

A SINGLE CRUISE SHIP WILL EMIT THE SAME AMOUNT OF SULFUR DIOXIDE AS 13,100,000 (MILLION) CARS AND AS MUCH SOOT AS OVER 1,000,000 (MILLION) CARS.

P&O and other U.K. operators have had a long time to implement scrubber technology to protect the health of their passengers and crew and the general public. But they have persistently refused to do so.

http://www.cruiselaw
news.com/articles/po
llution-1/


,,
[quote][p][bold]Dan Soton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dan Soton[/bold] wrote: ,, Labour is planning a countrywide network of low emission zones to force older diesel cars from city centres They jest... . Here's something we can do today and it's a no brainer.. Flywheels compulsory retrofitted to all of Southampton's Buses, savings fuel and lowering diesel pollution.. A technology that hardly ever gets any media coverage... The Government has just kick off a ten year £1 billion research/development investment in the University of Warwick's Advanced Propulsion Centre Hub to ( among other things ) accelerate research into Kinetic Energy Recovery (Flywheels) Quote... the Kinetic Energy Recovery System ( Flywheel ) is designed to save the braking energy of a bus as it slows for a stop and use it to accelerate the bus back up to speed. BY AVOIDING WASTING THE ENERGY EVERY TIME A BUS STOPS THE SYSTEM IS PROJECTED TO DELIVER FUEL SAVINGS IN THE ORDER OF 25%. http://www2.warwick. ac.uk/newsandevents/ pressreleases/1631_b illion_advanced/ ,,[/p][/quote],, Shoreside electricity or Flywheel Energy Storage for Shipping Quote Echo August 2008.. SHIPS docking in Southampton could be plugged into an onshore power supply or made to run on cleaner fuel to cut harmful diesel polluting the city. It was estimated as many as 60,000 deaths a year worldwide are caused by emissions of ships running on cheap, sulphur-rich fuel called bunker oil. By forcing ships berthed in Southampton to switch off their generators and plug into shoreside electricity, emissions being blown into the city would be dramatically reduced. http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/news/environm ent/2429301.Shipping _in_cleaner_air/ I'm probably a tad bit ahead (by about 10 years ) of the curve here. On Sky TV a few years ago the Captain of MS Queen Victoria boasted that his ship's six diesel engines could power a City.. I say better than boasting... when MS Queen Victoria is under full steam those six diesel engines could power up a FLYWHEEL and when docked use it's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton.. ,,[/p][/quote],, Re: When berthed MS Queen Victoria (all cruise ships) could use a FLYWHEEL's stored energy to dramatically reduce diesel pollution in Southampton.. DEADLY CRUISE AND FERRY AIR EMISSIONS DEBATE: U.K. SHIPPING COMPANIES DECEIVE THE PUBLIC Posted on June 19, 2014 by Jim Walker New air emission regulations will shortly affect the U.K. shipping industry. Toxic sulfur emissions must be reduced to 0.1 per cent, from a current high of around 4.5 per cent, by January 1, 2015. The reason for the new regulations is that high sulfur fuel contributes substantially to emphysema, lung disease, congestive heart failure, birth defects, and premature deaths. The health risks posed by the cruise industry's use of high sulfur fuels are enormous. A SINGLE CRUISE SHIP WILL EMIT THE SAME AMOUNT OF SULFUR DIOXIDE AS 13,100,000 (MILLION) CARS AND AS MUCH SOOT AS OVER 1,000,000 (MILLION) CARS. P&O and other U.K. operators have had a long time to implement scrubber technology to protect the health of their passengers and crew and the general public. But they have persistently refused to do so. http://www.cruiselaw news.com/articles/po llution-1/ ,, Dan Soton
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