Heathrow runway expansion ruled ‘unlawful’ as it ignored Paris Agreement pledge

The ruling states the government, which has also recently set a target to reach net zero emissions by 2050, cannot ignore its own policy commitment to limiting global warming to 1.5˚C when planning major infrastructure projects

Heathrow Airport unveils details of ‘expansion masterplan’

The new information has been released as part of a 12-week consultation to gather input regarding the construction of the controversial third runway

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Extinction Rebellion plans shutdown of Heathrow Airport

The controversial group of climate activists aims to force the government into cancelling the expansion of runways at the airport

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Heathrow campaigners lose High Court battle to block third runway

Judges have ruled the £14 billion plan is lawful, meaning the new runway could start to be built in 2021 and become operational by 2026

Climate campaigners launch legal action against Heathrow expansion

MPs voted in favour of a third runway earlier this year

Sadiq Khan to join London councils’ legal action against Heathrow expansion

He says the proposed plans for a third runway will have “significant environmental and noise impacts”

Labour to give MPs free rein on Heathrow expansion vote

Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald MP, however, said the project fails to meet the party’s four environmental and economic tests

UK Government greenlights third runway plans at Heathrow Airport

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the project will only proceed if air quality obligations are met

Vattenfall to spend €200m on Dutch wind project

Vattenfall is to invest more than €200 million (£177m) in an onshore wind project in the Netherlands. The Swedish firm plans to repower and expand the Wieringermeer wind farm, replacing older wind mills with the latest technology, to a capacity of 180MW by 2019. It has also bought the adjacent wind farm extension, with an […]

Committee on Climate Change voices Heathrow expansion concerns

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has written to Greg Clark over Heathrow expansion concerns. Chairman Lord Deben’s letter to the Business, Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS) Secretary voices doubts as to whether the Department for Transport’s (DfT) business case for the third runway is in line with meeting the Fifth Carbon Budget and 2050 emissions targets. […]