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16 09 2021 | 12:56

Climate impact of a transatlantic flight could cost global economy $3,000

Economic cost of climate crisis has cut 37% from global GDP this century, say researchers A return flight from the UK to New York could cost the global economy more than $3,000 (£2,170) in the long…

25 05 2021 | 13:27

Zero-emission, all-electric flight is closer than you think.

Canada-based seaplane airline Harbour Air aims to offer zero-emission, all-electric commercial flights by 2022. “There is a big revolution on the way,” CEO and founder Greg McDougall tells Energy…

20 04 2021 | 10:05

British Airways invests in ZeroAvia for development of zero emissions aircraft.

British Airways has invested in ZeroAvia, a leading innovator in decarbonising commercial aviation, in an effort to accelerate the development of 50+ seater aircraft capable of running on zero…

03 03 2021 | 09:52

Could a Tax on International Travel Fund a Country’s Response to Climate Change?

Countries most vulnerable to climate change are often the ones with the least financial resources to respond, and rich countries, which are accountable for the majority of global greenhouse gas…

09 02 2021 | 09:29

Flights would be faster and use less fuel if they would ‘use the wind’.

Airlines could significantly reduce their fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions if planes become more efficient at riding the wind, a new study in the UK found. This would also directly…

05 12 2020 | 12:49

‘Flights to nowhere’ are soaring in the pandemic, but at what environmental cost?

As an airline in Taiwan launches a three-hour ‘flight to nowhere for singles looking for love’, Daisy Dunne asks how such services can be justified in the era of the climate crisis

19 11 2020 | 10:05

1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions – study.

Exclusive: Researchers say Covid-19 hiatus is moment to tackle elite ‘super emitters’ Frequent-flying “‘super emitters” who represent just 1% of the world’s population caused half of aviation’s…

27 09 2020 | 08:29

Airbus reveals new zero-emission concept aircraft.

Airbus reveals new concept for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft. Airbus has revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft which could enter…

25 08 2020 | 07:34

EU eyes sustainable fuel quotas to tackle aviation emissions.

The European Union is considering quotas to force airlines to use more sustainable fuels as it seeks to clamp down on the climate impact of aviation, the European Commission said on Wednesday (5…

16 08 2020 | 08:21

UK’s next-gen warplane could tap battery power.

BAE Systems, the defence company behind the British air force’s new fighter jet, has teased the prospect of electric-battery systems playing a substantial role in powering the RAF’s next-generation…

22 06 2020 | 07:51

‘Final blow’ to aviation climate plan as EU agrees to weaken rules.

EU member states will back an industry proposal to reduce airlines’ climate obligations in response to the coronavirus pandemic, at the UN aviation forum. The climate plan for aviation is losing its…

31 05 2020 | 08:55

World’s largest all-electric aircraft set for first flight.

The world’s largest all-electric aircraft is about to take to the skies for the first time. The Cessna Caravan, retrofitted with an electric engine, is expected to fly for 20-30 minutes over…

07 05 2020 | 07:18

Emptying Skies to Cut Airline Emissions 38% in 2020, Report Says.

Airlines’ carbon emissions could drop by more than one-third this year as travel demand sinks, a trend that could continue as businesses reassess their need to fly, according to the Australia…

09 04 2020 | 10:36

Some new habits may continue as coronovirus drives 38% drop in airline emission.

Airlines’ greenhouse gas emissions are set to fall 38% this year as the coronavirus pandemic drives down travel demand, and the Australia Institute says some of the reductions may be permanent as…

05 03 2020 | 07:14

Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case.

Controversial plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport have been thrown into doubt after a court ruling. The government's decision to allow the expansion was unlawful because it did not take…

24 11 2019 | 06:22

EasyJet to offset carbon emissions for all flights.

Britain’s easyJet (EZJ.L) is implementing plans to become the world’s first major airline to operate with net-zero carbon across its flight network, the budget carrier said on Tuesday as it also…

11 08 2019 | 07:45

This website shows you exactly how guilty you should feel about flying.

A new tool helps you calculate how much your air travel melts the Arctic.

28 07 2019 | 06:57

German Greens want to ban domestic flights by 2035.

Germany’s Greens plan to make domestic flights ‘largely obsolete’ by 2035. To this end, they want to introduce a tax on kerosene and gradually increase rail traffic. The EU, however, is far from…