Climate & Environment

Ryan: ‘Stockpiling’ may be behind lack of improvement in air quality since fuel ban

The ban on high-polluting fuels came into effect last October, but monitoring stations showed similar results to previous year while in some cases, air quality was worse

A ban on burning smoky fuels in the country came into effect last October

The government’s smoky fuel ban has so far had little impact on air quality around the country, according to a new analysis by the Business Post.

The first of two phases of the ban on came into effect at the end of October. It required all coal and manufactured solid fuel products to comply with a smoke emissions rate of under 10 grams per hour (g/hr), which will reduce to under 5 grams per hour ...