UK Clean Air Day features Autogas
Co-ordinated by Global Action Plan, this year’s Clean Air Day aims to build awareness about how air quality affects people health, especially in young children and those with heart and lung problems. Indeed, it is estimated that poor air quality is responsible for as many as 40,000 premature deaths per year in the United Kingdom.
The UK Clean Air Day campaign will take place on 21 June and will feature the participation of the alternative fuel industry, including Autogas, in a bid to help improve public understanding of air pollution.
“Poor air quality is a huge problem in the UK and something that we have been working to address for many years now via the adoption of LPG in taxis, cars and vans alike,” said Holly Jago, general manager of Autogas Limited. “Clean Air Day is a fantastic initiative and one that we are delighted to support by helping to spread the campaign messages.”
There are number of LPG-related projects around the UK aiming to help reduce harmful vehicle emissions and improve air quality. Last year, Birmingham City Council successfully completed a pilot scheme to repower 65 diesel taxis to run on Autogas. Other local authorities are also planning to introduce similar schemes, especially in areas which are identified as suffering from poor air quality.
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20 June 2018