Air pollution, especially in urban areas, is one of the largest public health issues of our time accounting for an estimated 40,000 premature deaths a year in the UK.
EIC’s air quality group explores the ways in which technology and innovation can help society to tackle dangerous air pollution. Participating members are at the frontline of this fight – either through developing the technology to reduce pollution, or through monitoring, modelling and interpretation of data which allows local authorities and metro-mayors to take informed and evidence-based decisions.
The last few years have seen plenty of progress in this space with our move to electric vehicles and the introduction of low emission zones in cities across the country.
However, we now need to explore interim measures on the road to zero emission vehicles, alternative fuel sources such as stoves and construction machinery, and increase research into the impact of poor indoor air quality – even more important following the pandemic.
The group informs EIC’s thought-leadership in this area producing innovative yet tangible proposals to improve air quality, responds to government consultations, holds events, writes articles for industry press, and regularly welcomes policymakers and industry experts as guests.
It meets quarterly and the chair is Jim Mills of ACOEM.
Agenda - March 2022
EIC Defra NRMM slides
EIC National Highways procurement paper
EIC Ramboll Presentation
Green Biofuels EST Retrofit Scheme
Rensair EIC Presentation
Response from Department of Education
EIC letter to Secretary of State for Education
Agenda - December 2021
Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021
Member-only briefing exploring the key announcements.
Agenda - September 2021
Innovation Audit of the 25 Year Environmental Plan
EIC and Ramboll explore potential for innovation to deliver 25YEP ambitions.
Alternative Fuels: Cutting dangerous air pollution faster
Interim switch could save 1,250 lives a year.
EIC's sectoral analysis of key announcements.
Scottish Government Low Emission Zone regulations and guidance
EIC responds to Transport Scotland consultation.
Environment Bill inquiry
EIC responds to the Joint Select Committee inquiry on the Environment Bill.
Clean Air Strategy 2019
Exploring the key issues for environmental businesses.
Towards Purer Air
Exploring the effectiveness of photocatalytic treatments (PCTs) on reducing nitrogen oxides.
Clean Air Strategy
EIC responds to Defra's 2018 consultation.
Improving Air Quality after Brexit
EIC explores post-Brexit opportunities for air quality.
Technology Options for Tackling Air Pollution
Assessing five transition technologies to improve air pollution in the short term.