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UKLPG support the Healthy Air Campaign

We’re pleased that UKLPG, the trade association of the UK liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry, has announced it is supporting our mission to combat air pollution. The first of hopefully many industry supporters* of the campaign, they will help us to reach a broader audience as well as demonstrate that tackling air pollution goes hand in hand with economic growth – the right kind of economic growth where our health doesn’t pay the price.

UKLPG pledges to raise public awareness of the health impacts of air pollution, encourage behaviour that helps cut air pollution and exposure to it and persuade all levels of government to take stronger action so that the UK complies fully with air quality law.

Chief executive of UKLPG Rob Shuttleworth commented: “Only last week the EU launched legal proceedings against the UK for failing to deal with nitrogen dioxide pollution, which impacts on the health of thousands of people every year.

“If more motorists and fleets converted their vehicles to run on LPG, it could have a significant impact on air quality in our urban areas. Pollution in our cities is reaching a critical level and the contribution that LPG can make to cutting harmful emissions should not be under-estimated.

“The potential for LPG to help cut urban pollution has been well documented worldwide and as demand for alternative fuels grows, it has considerable potential to make a positive contribution to the future health of UK cities,” adds Shuttleworth.

Research indicates that LPG cars produce less nitrogen oxides (NOx) than both petrol and diesel ones, in fact, when compared to diesel, five times less NOx is emitted. In addition, the testing also highlighted that LPG vehicles produce significantly lower particle emissions when compared to petrol and diesel as well.

It’s great to have them on board and we look forward to welcoming many more industry supporters in the coming months.

See the full UKLPG press release here.

* We should be clear that supporters of the campaign have no official or financial stake in the campaign itself or its management. Supporters will have no capacity to shape the strategy of the campaign and the interests of the supporting organisations will not be taken into account in defining campaign priorities.

 

 

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