Air pollution is an item that’s been in the Mayor’s in-tray for quite some time now.Â However, in conjunction with London boroughs and private landowners, the London Hydrogen Partnership (LHP) has announced that it is working to deliver “at least six refuelling stations” by 2012 to service hydrogen-powered vehicles.
Hydrogen vehicles emit no pollution during operation, only water vapour is emitted from the ‘exhaust’. In order to make the transport completely carbon neutral, the hydrogen fuel needs to be sourced from renewable sources. Once this can be achieved, the LHP believes that cities will see “huge benefits in improving air quality, cutting carbon emissions and reducing dependence of fossil fuels”.
Bozza explained the Science Bit, much like those white lab-coated ‘experts’ in shampoo adverts. “Harnessing low carbon technology is key to solving the pressing issues of energy security, cutting climate change emissions and improving air quality.
“We are ploughing millions into plans to encourage the widespread uptake of electric vehicles, to boost cycling, to expand the use of hybrid bus technology to make London a more pleasant and less polluted city.”
Clean air. Because we’re worth it…