Official NOx emission target to be missed by a mile

The Government appears to have abandoned its efforts to meet a target it set itself in 1984 to cut the UK's emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by 30% by the end of the century.

The target was set in the Government's response to a report on acid rain by the House of Commons Environment Committee. The Government promised it would aim to reduce the UK's sulphur dioxide emissions by 30% from 1980 levels by the end of the 1990s, and that it would "aim for the same reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions." Both objectives, it pledged, would be pursued "with urgency and vigour."

However, projections included in the Depar

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