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

Multinationals join initiative to speed up switch to EVs

  Heathrow Airport, HP, IKEA Group and Unilever are among first 10 multinationals that have joined an initiative to accelerate the drive towards electric vehicles (EVs). The Climate Group’s EV100 scheme encourages global business commitments on electric transport, with members switching their diesel and petrol vehicle fleets to EVs or installing charging infrastructure by 2030. […]

Heathrow sustainability plan takes off

Heathrow Airport has launched several new green initiatives to make it a centre of excellence for aviation. It has unveiled Heathrow 2.0, a new sustainability strategy aiming to reduce the airport’s and the industry’s environmental impacts while maximising economic opportunities throughout the UK. It was drafted with input from environmental groups, academics, community leaders, as […]

MPs criticise UK Government over Heathrow air quality

The UK Government is being criticised for “still not doing enough” to show it can mitigate the environmental impacts of the planned new runway at Heathrow Airport. MPs on the cross party Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) say they have seen “little evidence so far of the step change” in the government’s approach to environmental mitigation […]

Climate activists block tunnel in Heathrow runway protest

Climate activists protesting against Heathrow’s planned third runaway have blocked a road and tunnel leading to the terminals. Three Rising Up! protesters have chained themselves to a vehicle in protest against the plans, which comes amidst a four-month long public consultation. Simon Bramwell, one of the activists involved described the consultation process as “illegitimate and […]

Heathrow third runway: Air quality and climate rules must be met

Planning consent for the third runway at Heathrow Airport will only be granted if it can be delivered within existing air quality limits and climate change obligations. The airport will have to ban night flights and make legally binding pledges to stick to environment targets under new proposals unveiled by the government. The draft Airports […]

Heathrow climate activists to plead guilty

Three climate activists who protested at Heathrow Airport last year are to plead guilty next week. The protestors from action group ‘Plane Stupid’ blocked the entrance tunnel to Heathrow terminals 1, 2 and 3 last November. The activists were protesting against the proposed third runway at Heathrow which they claim will hurt the environment. Esme […]

Heathrow unveils green plan for airport restaurants

A new initiative aimed at encouraging food and drink retailers in Heathrow Airport to cut their environmental impact has been launched. The airport has partnered with Sustainable Restaurant Association and published an ‘Ingredients for Success’ guide, which proposes a set of green targets. It includes reducing energy use by 10% for every person served, saving water, […]

Heathrow 13: Climate change activists avoid jail

The 13 climate change activists who protested at Heathrow Airport last year have avoided jail. Dubbed ‘Heathrow 13’, the protestors from action group ‘Plane Stupid’ have been given suspended sentences in addition to unpaid community work. Last month they were found guilty of aggravated trespass and entering a security-restricted area. The demonstration, which took place […]