In brief: Stricter rules for diesels in new MOT test, protection for hydropower incentives

Also in the news, MOT change to detect diesel particulate filter removal, ‘protect renewables obligation’ for Scottish hydropower, consultation to extend loch protection and £40,000 fine for tyre waste

car belching diesel smoke and particulates
Stricter rules should make it easier to detect DPF removal

The MOT test will be amended from 20 May, with stricter rules for on pollutant emissions from diesel cars and vans in England, Scotland and Wales. The changes reflect the 2014 Roadworthiness Directive, which harmonises in-service testing across the EU.

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