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The Impact of Clean Air Zones

The UK is seeing a significant push on the imposition of Clean Air Zones in its major cities in an effort to tackle emissions levels, NO2 in particular.  Such schemes are designed to incentivize changes in vehicle usage and ownership through the application of daily charges for polluting and ‘non-compliant’ vehicles entering the zone. Many of the planned zones intend to exempt domestic cars from charges, leaving business vehicles of all sizes, private hire vehicles, buses and coaches to be affected. With proposed daily charges and penalties for non-payment, this could be a material cost for businesses with significant fleets of vehicles active in city centers.

There could be significant opportunities for businesses able to take advantage of this schemes. This could range from green-vehicle manufacturers or those able to develop retro-fitting solutions, to green tech solutions providers, to landlords wanting to establish staging posts for electric vehicle exchange on the perimeters of charging zones.

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Jordan O’Connell is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group. Jordan focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation.

While in law school, Jordan served as a judicial extern in the Chambers of Judge Karen Nelson Moore of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Donald C. Nugent of the US District Court, Northern District of Ohio. She also earned numerous CALI Excellence for the Future Awards.

Prior to law school, Jordan worked as a grant manager for the Alaska Conservation Foundation and as an intern for US Senator Mark Begich.

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