Air quality goals ‘€5.5bn cheaper than expected’

Experts are advising EU lawmakers to make air pollution limits for 2030 more ambitious, saying it will be much cheaper than expected to do so

*This story was updated on 31.10.14 with comment from the European Commission.

Experts are advising EU lawmakers to make air pollution limits for 2030 more ambitious, saying it will be much cheaper than expected to do so.

Consultancy IIASA will next week tell the European Parliament’s environment committee that the planned climate and energy targets for 2030 will significantly improve air quality.

That means new air pollution limits for 2030 tabled by the European Commission last year are likely to be achieved at €5.5bn cheaper per year than the Commission has predicted when the climate and air package for 2030 is factored in.

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