Tagged with air pollution

Is air quality affecting house prices?

Is air quality affecting house prices?

As we see our cities tackling air pollution, we understandably first turn to the health of their citizens. Katie Morley writes in The Telegraph about another concern, the impact on house prices. Have you experienced this?   High pollution is reducing house prices by 15pc as buyers reject ‘unhealthy’ homes Property listings will include traffic … Continue reading

Better understanding how polluting our cars are

Better understanding how polluting our cars are

Almost daily we are reading about the emissions coming from vehicles and what they are doing to our air quality and health. Paul Nieuwenhuis, Senior Lecturer and Co-Director, Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence (EVCE) at Cardiff University, writes a reviewed article on the Conversation website comparing diesel and petrol vehicles.   Are diesel cars really … Continue reading

With air pollution so bad, China knows it has to turn to sustainable energy

With air pollution so bad, China knows it has to turn to sustainable energy

This winter, many of China’s cities have experienced historic levels of smog. This is definitely making policy makers focus on important remedies. The Christian Science Monitor provides a good account of China’s recently announced renewable energy plan.   Can China’s new $360B renewable energy plan stop ‘Airpocalypse’? Chinese officials rolled out a detailed plan this … Continue reading

Coming to grips with air pollution in Europe

Coming to grips with air pollution in Europe

Air pollution has significant impacts on the health of Europeans, particularly in urban areas, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). While air quality is slowly improving, air pollution remains the single largest environmental health hazard in Europe, resulting in a lower quality of life due to illnesses and an estimated … Continue reading