EU Commission takes legal action against UK for 'persistent air pollution'

An example of thewider repercussions of the choice of energy sources. Thanks to widespread use of diesel and the consequent air pollution, the "UK has some of the highest levels of nitrogen dioxide in Europe."

'The European Commission has launched legal proceedings against the UK for its failure to cut air pollution, particularly the toxic gas, nitrogen dioxide (NOx).

According to the European Commission, the UK Supreme Court has already declared that air pollution limits are regularly exceeded in 16 zones across the UK.

EU legislation sets limits on air pollution and the NOx limits should have been achieved by January 1 2010 unless an extension was granted until January 1 2015. ' Read more@