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Cost Curve For Air Pollutant - AQ01506



The “Cost Curves for Air Pollutants” project is providing policy makers within Defra with reliable information on the costs and benefits of reducing air emissions. This is essential information in support of the development, implementation and monitoring of domestic and international air pollution policies. The project is being delivered through a number of distinct work packages, developed within a coherent overall approach and based on Defra’s policy priorities. This approach is enhancing the value of cost curves by increasing the accuracy and transparency of information and enabling integrated benefit analysis and spatial disaggregation to be undertaken. The focus of the project so far has been on developing revised cost curves for NOx, VOCs, dioxins and particulate matter; developing spatially disaggregated cost curves; and undertaking Cost-Benefit Analysis studies for proposed EC Directives. Additional work packages will be agreed with Defra as the project progresses.

Timescale and cost.

From: 01/04/02
To: 28/03/05
Cost: £215k

Contractor / Funded Organisations

Entec UK Ltd
Windsor House
Gadbrook Business Park
Cheshire CW9 7TN
Contact: A N Ritchie. Email:


Environmental Protection – Cost Curves

Policy Subject Areas and Contacts

Air & Environment Quality
Contact: Dr Alison Vipond, AEQ, 4/H10 Ashdown House, 123 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6DE. Email:

Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2002

To: 2005

Cost: £380,110
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Entec UK Limited
Air quality monitoring              
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Fields of Study
Air Quality