Texas airport flies high with carbon reductions

Dallas/Fort Worth achieved a three-year Airport Carbon Certification last year

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Heathrow Airport launches £30k challenge to make aviation greener

It aims to find ideas and solutions to address climate change at the airport and across the rest of the industry

Water way for Heathrow to go sustainable!

The airport has partnered with water retailer Affinity for Business for the supply of its clean and waste water services

Gatwick Airport achieves Zero Waste to Landfill accreditation

Gatwick has also been re-certified as a Carbon Neutral airport

Heathrow offers £20k to help sustainability fly high

Heathrow Airport is offering a £20,000 prize for green, innovative ideas on how to make the aviation sector more sustainable. The competition aims to solve the range of environmental challenges faced by airports as the world gradually moves towards decarbonising energy systems and mitigating climate change. The winning business or organisation will take the money […]

Heathrow air quality plan to be published by end of July

Plans for controlling carbon emissions at Heathrow Airport’s runway expansion will be published by the 31st of July. That’s the UK Government’s response to a report from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) regarding concerns over increased carbon emissions and air pollution as a result of Heathrow Airport’s runway expansion. The EAC asked the government to publish an assessment of air quality impacts […]

£100k energy savings land at Belfast Airport

Belfast International Airport is flying high as it has saved more than £100,000 on energy. The savings were made after 10 months of operation of a solar power plant at Crookedstone Road. It is buying clean electricity from the 4.83MW plant through a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Lightsource Renewable Energy. The project is […]

Zac Goldsmith quits as MP over Heathrow

Zac Goldsmith has resigned as a Conservative MP after the UK Government approved a third runway expansion at Heathrow airport. The former MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston, who has always been opposed to the construction of a third runway at London’s biggest airport, has called for a by-election in which he will be “standing as […]

Government insists Heathrow expansion won’t exceed air quality limits

The government’s announcement to give the green light for the new runway expansion at Heathrow Airport has attracted protests and petitions. The Department for Transport (DfT) insists the new runway expansion at Heathrow Airport is deliverable within air quality limits but environmental groups claim the third runway would be the “single biggest threat” to the […]

Heathrow to ban night flights to mitigate environmental impacts of third runway

Heathrow Airport has announced it will ban night flights and take action against noise and pollution if it is allowed to build a new third runway. That’s part of some of the promises made to Prime Minister David Cameron. The airport said it will scrap scheduled flights for six and a half hours between 23:00 and […]