ULEZ charge on homes would tackle air pollution and rising NO2, say researchers

Aerial view South across the city of London in fog and or air pollution
An ULEZ charge on homes which contribute high levels of air pollution has been suggested to tackle the rising levels of nitrogen dioxide in the UK (Image credit: Getty Images)

A new ULEZ charge on homes is needed to counter emissions of nitrogen oxides and other air pollutants for buildings in the future, claim academics.

Government figures claim the annual mortality of human-made air pollution in the UK is roughly equivalent to between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths every year, and heating homes is becoming an increasing contributor to this epidemic.

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