Grayling pledges environmental protection ahead of Heathrow vote

MPs are due to vote on the proposals for a third runway later today

Tory minister Greg Hands resigns over Heathrow expansion

The international trade minister is quitting to vote against the third runway

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

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 […]