Could new software allow aviation emissions to maintain a low altitude?

AVTECH’s technology calculates the optimum flight path depending on weather and wind patterns to save money, improve safety and slash fuel consumption

Chimney emissions
UK Government’s CCUS targets ‘vague and unambitious’

The BEIS Committee has said more must be done to implement carbon capture technologies, which it suggests are vital to tackle climate change

Ryanair ‘now one of top 10 carbon emitters in Europe’

A new report claims Europe has failed to implement effective measures to control the emissions growth of the aviation sector

UK carbon emissions ‘at lowest level since 1890s’

In 2018, total UK greenhouse gas emissions totalled 364.1 million tonnes, 2.5% lower than in the previous year

Hop in! Carpooling ‘saves 1.6m tonnes of CO2 emissions every year’

A new report based on one firm’s carpooling data suggests this reduction is acheived whilst doubling the number of people travelling

Carbon dioxide emissions
UK’s carbon emissions continue to fall

In 2018, the nation’s greenhouse gas output dropped for the sixth consecutive year

Flying plane
Leading airlines could miss the runway for climate change

A new report suggests many aviation businesses are not aligned with international climate change obligations

UK working to establish post-Brexit emissions trading system

Claire Perry said this would come into effect after the end of the EU’s current ETS trading phase at the end of 2020, assuming a deal was reached

Global warming
Carbon dioxide emissions ‘could hit 56 million-year highs’

A new study suggests this could make the oceans more acidic and drive some marine species extinct

Tree planting
Australia commits to planting a billion new trees

The nation expects the scheme will help remove 18 million tonnes of greenhouse gases per year by 2030