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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement
Posted by: Thomas Barry
Date/Time: 30/04/15 18:36:00

On the cab/ULEZ compliance issue I hadn't noticed this hint of a climbdown:

'After considering the feedback from the consultation, the Mayor has approved the proposal for an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) which will set new exhaust emissions standards and a daily non-compliance charge to encourage cleaner vehicles to drive in central London from September 2020.† TfLís bus fleet will also be upgraded so that all double deck buses operating in central London will be hybrid and all single deck will be zero emission by 2020.

The consultation identified a number of issues with the original ULEZ taxi and private hire vehicle licensing proposals relating to funding, the availability zero emission capable vehicles and the availability of rapid charging infrastructure.† This suggested that although it is intended to proceed with licensing measures to reduce the emissions from Londonís taxi and PHV fleets, further consultation and engagement is necessary at this point.† TfL will do this as soon as practicable and make a final recommendation to the Mayor.† This will be announced in due course.'

I think this translates as 'oops, there won't be enough low emission electric/hybrid cabs around by 2020 because it takes longer than that to design a suitable vehicle and find the money to buy enough to go round'. I wouldn't entirely be surprised if there wasn't an exemption for several years for the least worst old diesels, which rather makes the whole thing a bit moot.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Air pollution judgement29/04/15 10:48:00 Thomas Barry
   Re:Air pollution judgement29/04/15 11:40:00 Michael Robinson
      Re:Re:Air pollution judgement29/04/15 11:50:00 Thomas Barry
         Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement29/04/15 14:00:00 Nigel Brooks
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement29/04/15 15:16:00 Claire Moran
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement29/04/15 15:26:00 Sam Hearn
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement29/04/15 15:39:00 Thomas Barry
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement29/04/15 15:41:00 Richard Greenhough
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement29/04/15 16:30:00 Nigel Brooks
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement30/04/15 00:15:00 Michael Robinson
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement30/04/15 08:21:00 Thomas Barry
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement30/04/15 08:41:00 Thomas Barry
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement29/04/15 20:34:00 Steve Taylor
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement29/04/15 21:33:00 Pete Mayes
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement29/04/15 22:04:00 Steve Taylor
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement29/04/15 23:58:00 Pete Mayes
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement30/04/15 00:10:00 Steve Taylor
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement30/04/15 09:14:00 Thomas Barry
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement30/04/15 08:44:00 Thomas Barry
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement30/04/15 08:52:00 Steve Taylor
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement30/04/15 09:30:00 Thomas Barry
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement30/04/15 16:29:00 Andy Rooney
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement30/04/15 17:58:00 Jonathan Bingham
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement30/04/15 18:36:00 Thomas Barry
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement30/04/15 22:11:00 Red Bright
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Air pollution judgement30/04/15 23:37:00 Pete Mayes

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