BAE Systems to supply up to 600 electric power and propulsion systems for new transit buses in Ireland

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BAE Systems has been selected by Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and the Republic of Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) to supply up to 600 electric power and propulsion systems for its new fleet of buses in Ireland.

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T&E: Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands lead deployments of zero-emission buses in Europe

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Denmark leads the way when it comes to putting zero-emission urban buses on the streets in Europe, with 78% of new vehicles being electric, according to the latest data from green NGO Transport & Environment. In Luxembourg and the Netherlands about two-thirds of new buses were zero-emissions.

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UK expert group focuses attention on non-exhaust emissions from road traffic as regulatory concern

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A new report released by the Air Quality Expert Group ( AQEG ) in the UK recommends as an immediate priority that non-exhaust emissions (NEE) are recognized as a source of ambient concentrations of airborne PM, even for vehicles with zero exhaust emissions of particles. Non-exhaust emissions (NEE) from road traffic refers to particles released into the air from brake wear, tyre wear, road surface wear and resuspension of road dust during on-road vehicle usage.

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Northern Ireland’s DRD and DOE sign with Renault-Nissan Alliance to progress electric vehicles

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The Plugged in Places bid, led jointly by DRD and DOE, will be submitted to the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) in London by 29 October. Northern Ireland’ Department for Regional Development (DRD), Department of Environment (DOE) and the Renault-Nissan Alliance have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further the introduction of electric vehicles in the country.

University College Dublin Study finds Prius IV hybrids drive >60% of the time in zero-emissions mode under Irish conditions

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A new study carried out by University College Dublin (UCD) academics has found that under typical Irish commuting conditions, the Toyota Prius IV (fourth-generation) hybrid ( earlier post ) drives in zero emissions mode (ZEV) for significantly more than half (62%) of the time and more than 40% (40.4%) of the distance covered. An average CO 2 emissions of 114.2 of the WLTP CO 2 emissions figure. Emissions Fuel Efficiency Hybrids

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European countries struggle to meet emission limits due to emissions from agriculture and transport

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Eleven EU Member States breached air pollution ceilings in 2015 mostly due to high emissions from agricultural and transport sources, according to new data and a briefing released by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The briefing includes information on countries’ 2015 emissions and national ceilings for different pollutants. Member States recently reported the first information under the new EU National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive ( /2284/EU ).

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EEA: no improvements on average CO2 emissions from new cars registered in 2017 in Europe

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According to the provisional data, the average CO 2 emissions of a new car sold in the EU rose by 0.4 Since 2010, when monitoring started under current EU legislation, official emissions have decreased by 22 g CO 2 /km (16 %). According to the EEA: For 17 EU Member States the average CO 2 emissions were higher than in 2016. Registrations increased in all EU Member States except Finland, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Emissions Europe Fuel Efficiency Market Backgroun

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NOx emissions exceeded limits in 12 European countries in 2010

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2010 NO x emissions (all sectors) and ceilings for 12 EU countries exceeding their limits. The accompanying report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) confirms an initial assessment published earlier this year, showing 12 EU Member States exceeded limits under the National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive in 2010. As emissions can rebound during periods of economic recovery, countries need to make positive efforts to limit any increase of emissions in the future.

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UK government providing US$98M (£65M) for ultra-low emission cities and green buses

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UK Transport Minister Baroness Kramer and Business Minister Matt Hancock announced a shortlist of 12 cities vying for a share of a £35-million (US$53-million) fund to become centers of excellence for low emission vehicles. The Go Ultra Low city scheme will reward cities that demonstrate the most potential to become internationally outstanding examples for the adoption of ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) in a local area. Department for Regional Development of Northern Ireland.

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Emissions of Air Pollutants down in EU-27

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The European Community’s air pollutant emission inventory report released by the European Environment Agency finds that in 2007, sulphur oxides (SO x ) emissions were down by 72 % from 1990 levels. The downward emission trend of three main pollutants which cause ground-level ozone continued in 2007: carbon monoxide (CO) fell by 57%, non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) were down by 47% and nitrogen oxides (NO x ) have dropped 36%.

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Air pollutant emission 2010 limits exceeded in twelve EU Member States; road transport NOx a main factor

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Twelve European Union Member States exceeded one or more of the emission limits set by the EU National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive, according to recent official data for 2010 reported to the European Environment Agency (EEA). For the first time, preliminary data recently reported to the EEA by Member States allow a comparison with the legally binding emission limits for 2010 set in the EU NEC Directive.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance Signs Zero-Emission Partnership in Vancouver

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The memorandum of understanding brings together representatives from each organization to identify opportunities to promote the use of zero-emission vehicles in Vancouver and other areas in BC. The agreement adds BC to a growing network of zero-emission vehicle initiatives across the world.

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Two Fuso eCanter electric trucks delivering mail in Dublin; 150 delivered globally

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With the handover in Dublin, the FUSO eCanter is now running in ten European cities in Germany, the UK, France, Portugal, the Netherlands, Denmark and Ireland. million kilometers, driven locally emission-free in customer operations.

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European Union agrees on 2020 car emission targets

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Late last night it was announced that Ireland’s Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan (pictured) has brokered an agreement between the European Parliament and the Council that will set strict new CO2 emissions targets for all new passenger cars sold in the European [.].

Volkswagen fueling car carriers with fuel derived from used cooking oil; GoodFuels BFO

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With 85 percent lower CO 2 emissions than with conventional fossil fuels, the contribution to climate protection is enormous. BFO ‘drops in’ to normal fuel tanks, meaning no hardware changes are needed to realise instant emissions impact.

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UK awarding $75M to 3 projects to advance electric trucks and hydrogen buses

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The e-MOTIF project led by Shield Manufacturing Technologies in Warwickshire combines lightweight energy recovery technology from motorsport with a new motor and inverter for cars and vans to cut energy consumption and CO 2 emissions. million) to develop and manufacture low-cost hydrogen fuel cell technology for buses and create a hydrogen center of excellence with Wrightbus in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

Logan Energy to support delivery of Holyhead Hydrogen Hub in Wales

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As an industry which contributes to around a quarter of global CO 2 emissions, the energy-intensive haulage and heavy transport sector is in urgent need of efficient and scalable low-carbon energy solutions if net-zero targets are to be met by 2050. —Bill Ireland, CEO of Logan Energy.

Study finds significant proportion of childhood asthma cases may be attributable to air pollution

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—Haneen Khreis, lead author of the study and an associated researcher at the Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. The 18 European countries covered in the study are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Emissions Health

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Daimler Trucks’ FUSO introduces eCanter SensorCollect concept refuse truck

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The vehicle proposes an application of the emissions-free light-duty truck to make essential garbage collection services more efficient and environmentally conscious.

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Study finds rapid health benefits following air pollution reduction

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Starting at week one of a ban on smoking in Ireland, for example, there was a 13% drop in all-cause mortality, a 26% reduction in ischemic heart disease, a 32% reduction in stroke, and a 38% reduction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Emissions Health Policy

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UK Government Soliciting Bids for 30M for Charging Points; New Office for Low Emission Vehicles

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Funding will be made available to consortia in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland made up of local authorities, businesses, electricity distributors and suppliers and other organizations like the Regional Development Agencies (RDAs). Delivered by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, this support is being targeted to create new jobs in a low carbon automotive sector and to cut carbon from UK road transport. The Office for Low Emission Vehicles.

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EEA report finds most Europeans in cities still exposed to levels of air pollution exceeding WHO guidelines

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The long-term WHO AQG for PM 10 was exceeded at 51% of the stations and in all of the reporting countries, except Estonia, Finland and Ireland. These sources are closely linked to Europe’s core systems of production and consumption, and are also key drivers of greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss. Emissions Europe Health

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EEA: Air pollution in 10 EU countries still above legal limits; road transport and agriculture

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The main reasons for the exceedances are emissions from road transport (NO x ) and agriculture (NH 3 ). Under the National Emission Ceilings Directive (NECD) (2001/81/EC), EU Member States have individual air pollutant emission limits, or ceilings, restricting emissions for four important air pollutants: nitrogen oxides (NO x ), non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs), sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ) and ammonia (NH 3 ).

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Wrightbus orders 15 Ballard fuel cell modules to power Aberdeen buses

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Ballard Power Systems announced a purchase order from Wrightbus, a leading bus OEM and Ballard partner headquartered in Northern Ireland, for 15 FCveloCity-HD 85-kilowatt fuel cell modules to power buses for deployment in Aberdeen, Scotland under the Joint Initiative For Hydrogen Vehicles Across Europe (“JIVE”) funding program. The 15 two-deck, zero-emission StreetDeck fuel-cell-electric buses (FCEBs) are 10.9

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Ballard receives follow-on orders for 15 fuel cell modules from Wrightbus to power UK buses

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Ballard Power Systems has received follow-on purchase orders for 15 of its 85 kW heavy-duty FCveloCity-HD fuel cell modules from Wrightbus, a leading bus OEM and Ballard partner headquartered in Northern Ireland, to power Fuel Cell Electric Buses (FCEBs) planned for deployment in the UK. In the broader European context, the European Commission has introduced “A European Green Deal”, striving to become the first climate-neutral continent with no net emissions of greenhouse gases, by 2050.

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Mitsubishi Fuso Delivering Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid Trucks Outside of Japan for FIrst Time; Orders in Europe and Australia

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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has sold ten Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid ( earlier post ) trucks to Ireland’s leading utility company, the Electricity Supply Board (ESB), in Dublin. With the order from Ireland and another order from Australia, also for ten Fuso Canter Eco Hybrids, MFTBC is for the first time delivering a Fuso hybrid truck to customers outside of Japan. ESB plans to use the vehicles for customer service and for infrastructure maintenance in Ireland.

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EC Survey finds majority of Europeans willing to compromise on performance, size, range and price to reduce vehicle emissions; 53% say they use car as main mode of transport

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A survey conducted by Euro-barometer for the European Commission of nearly 26,000 people in all 27 EU member states found that most Europeans are willing to compromise on performance, size, range and price of their car in order to reduce harmful emissions. About two-thirds (68%) of EU citizens said they would compromise on a car’s speed in order to reduce emissions; 62% would be likely to compromise on the car’s size and 56% said the same about the car’s range.

2011 185

Transport for London orders 20 Wrightbus hydrogen double-decker buses

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Transport for London (TfL) has ordered 20 hydrogen double-decker buses as part of its drive to make London’s transport zero-emission. It follows the introduction of the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone last month. Wrightbus in Northern Ireland will manufacture them, creating new jobs in the region. More than £5 million of funding is being provided by European bodies and £1 million from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles.

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Shearwater Energy developing SMR wind-hybrid energy project; selects NuScale Power

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Shearwater has also submitted an outline proposal to the British Government and the devolved governments of Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, all of whom stand to derive economic benefits in connection with the proposed project. The UK recently announced plans to expand offshore wind capacity rapidly by 2030 and invest in SMR development to meet net-zero carbon emissions goals by 2050. Shearwater Energy Ltd.,

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Trinity, TOTAL researchers design new molecules that boost fuel efficiency

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The research was funded by TOTAL Marketing Services and supported by MaREI, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine. Although electrification is taking place it is unlikely to make significant impacts on emissions over the coming decade.

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DB Schenker expands its electric fleet with 36 new FUSO eCanter vehicles

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We are very happy to take our partnership with DB Schenker to the next level with these 36 locally emission-free FUSO eCanter trucks. million kilometers driven locally emission-free.

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Plug Power expands hydrogen supply chain partner network in Spain with CLH

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Through zero emission hydrogen fuel cell system applications commercialized by Plug Power, including industrial material handling, on road commercial fleet vehicles and port applications (air, marine, and rail) in which CLH has a strong presence, both partners expect to impact the growth of the renewable hydrogen market in Spain and Europe. Plug Power Inc.,

2019 170

BMW i and Good Energy partner on green electricity supply in UK

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This partnership includes the provision of 100per cent green electricity to households of BMW customers throughout the UK (with the exception of Northern Ireland).This The partnership with Good Energy helps to displace CO2 emissions from ‘power plants to tailpipe and fulfill the BMW objective of providing truly low carbon driving. BMW i has formed a partnership with Good Energy Ltd in the UK.

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Growing Number of EU Countries Levying CO2 Taxes on Cars and Incentivizing Plug-ins

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The seventeen EU countries that levy passenger car taxes partially or totally based on the car’s carbon dioxide emissions and/or fuel consumption are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It would maximize emission reductions, support manufacturers and maintain the integrity of the single market.

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Truck fleet bids to drive down emissions

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It’s not easy for truck fleets to go green, but McBurney, one of Northern Ireland’s largest independently owned transport operators, is certainly making a spirited effort. All of them comply with the latest Euro 5 emission specification. The company has placed an order with Volvo dealer Dennison Commercials of Ballyclare for 50 FH460 tractor units. The tractor units are boosted by Volvo’s telematics system and their fuel efficient I-Shift automated transmission.

ERTOC: optimizing CO2 of shipments down to an individual consignment level

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By creating an open architecture through which such route planning and consignment tracking systems can be integrated with vehicle level information—including real-time fuel consumption, location and loading—the ERTOC project partners have been able to develop a prototype system with the potential to optimize the cost and carbon dioxide emissions of shipments down to an individual consignment level. ERTOC 7.5-tonne demonstrator. Click to enlarge.

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Renault-Nissan and Singapore Government to develop zero-emission mobility

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Renault-Nissan Alliance has formed a partnership with the Energy Market Authority (EMA), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore to explore the development of Zero Emission Vehicles Programme. “Renault and Nissan aim to become leading brands in zero emission vehicles. Tags: Nissan renault singapore government zero emission mobility

UPS launches delivery eBike in Pittsburgh

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The electrically-assisted tricycle will help reduce carbon emissions in addition to traffic, noise and air quality challenges in Pittsburgh. From these points, deliveries were made on foot or with specialized electronically-assisted cargo tricycles that ease traffic congestion and reduce emissions each working day. We have many vehicle options when it comes to reducing our impact on the environment including our cycle solutions that provide greater mobility and fewer emissions.

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Toyota piloting all-hybrid car-sharing scheme in Europe: YUKÕ

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Toyota Europe is piloting a new full hybrid car sharing program—named YUKÕ – Japanese for ‘Let’s go’—in two European cities: Dublin, Ireland and Forlì, Italy. Full Hybrid technologies are the right answer to the important objective of a zero emissions mobility in the city. The results of a recent research of CARe in Rome shows how our 4 th generation Toyota Prius, in a home-to-work route, managed to travel 73% of the time with zero emissions.

2016 185

UN report finds world needs incremental $1.9 trillion invested in green technologies to avert planetary catastrophe; global per capita cap on primary energy consumption of 70 GJ/yr may be required

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The necessary set of new technologies must enable today’s poor to attain decent living standards, while reducing emissions and waste and ending the unrestrained drawdown of the Earth’s non-renewable resources. The Survey recommends that policies and actions to accelerate technological transformation to meet emissions and energy-use targets be. In addition, global carbon dioxide emissions have been increasing. Emissions Power Generation Sustainability

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UPS putting eBike into package delivery service in Ft. Lauderdale

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UPS’s Cycle Solutions will help reduce carbon emissions and noise, as well as improve traffic congestion and air quality in the city’s downtown corridor. From these points, deliveries were made on foot or with specialized electrically-assisted cargo tricycles that ease traffic congestion and reduce emissions each working day. UPS has launched an eBike that will deliver packages along Las Olas Boulevard and in surrounding neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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Ford Focus 1.0L EcoBoost model accounts for 23.3% of Focus orders in April in Europe

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The Euro 19 markets are: Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost is class-leading in fuel economy and CO 2 emissions in the C-segment for gasoline-engine vehicles, Ford says. Across Europe, more than 4,700 customers ordered a Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost in April, accounting for 23.3%

2012 185

EU Likely to Miss 2010 Air Pollutant Limits; NOx the Toughest

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Updated emission estimates for the EU for 2010 show just 14 Member States expect to meet their respective 2010 air pollutant limits set under the EU National Emission Ceilings Directive (NEC Directive), according to the European Environment Agency (EEA). A small group of Member States anticipates missing two or more of their legally-binding emission ceilings. Only Spain anticipates missing three emission ceilings: those for NO x , NMVOC and NH 3.

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