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Clean Air Strategy 2019

Synopsis

This strategy sets out actions to improve air quality in England. 2020 and 2030 air quality targets will be supported by extended regulatory powers.

Policy commitments include reviewing air quality impacts of the renewable heat incentive and considering extending the medium combustion plant regime to plant with a thermal input above 0.5MW. The plan also commits to continue the integrated pollution prevention and control permitting regime.

 
 
 

Summary

The Clean Air Strategy sets out actions from government and society to improve air quality. The strategy sets out actions to tackle air pollution in order to:

  • Protect the nation’s health;
  • Protect the environment;
  • Secure clean growth and innovation
  • Reduce emissions from transport, homes, farming and industry; and
  • Monitor progress.

Commitments under the strategy, include:

  • a review of air quality impacts of the Renewable Heat Incentive;
  • actions to reduce the build-up of indoor pollutants under the Building Regulations;
  • considering extending the medium combustion plant scheme to include plant with a thermal input above 0.5MW;
  • participation in the development of international regulations on particulate emissions from tyres and brakes;
  • standardising environmental regulations on domestic shipping vessels, including extending emissions control areas in UK waters;
  • explore environmental permitting for significant non-road mobile machinery emissions sources;
  • a long term commitment to the integrated pollution prevention and control permitting regime, with application of future best available techniques conclusions (BATCs).
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