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16 10 2021 | 12:57

Virgin Atlantic announces ambitious carbon targets to ensure it meets net zero by 2050

The airline giant is planning to make significant reductions in CO2 emissions through increased fleet efficiency and use of 10% Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in 2030. To achieve net zero by 2050…

11 10 2021 | 15:30

Greening measures will add around 8% to airline costs, EU estimates

Environmental regulations aimed at cutting the carbon footprint of aviation will increase the cost of flying by around 8% by 2050, according to the European Commission. The EU executive tabled a…

11 10 2021 | 12:39

Airline industry promises to reach net-zero emissions by 2050

The airline industry’s main lobby group adopted a target of eliminating carbon emissions on a net basis by 2050, a goal that will require balancing the fight against climate change with the need to…

04 10 2021 | 12:49

Tax flights and ditch gas boilers: ‘blue wall’ voters back green policy

A majority of voters in the Conservative party’s key 41 constituencies believe the UK should be a world leader on climate Voters in Tory heartlands want the government to do more to tackle the…

01 10 2021 | 12:08

IFM: How Manchester Airports Group is growing retirement savings and creating community benefits

IFM’s role as a long-term equity partner in Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has been featured in a PensionsEurope video report produced in collaboration with ITN Productions Industry News as part of…

26 08 2021 | 07:48

‘Decarbonising aviation’: the Electric EEL could be the future of flying

The hybrid electric plane uses batteries instead of a conventional engine, the makers argue this means it is quieter, cheaper and greener At first glance it did not look very different from the…

05 07 2021 | 09:43

EU Carbon Market to Expand to Shipping, Housing and Transport

The European Commission plans to include maritime transport in the world’s biggest carbon market and create an adjacent emissions-trading program for heating and road transport. The EU executive arm…

22 06 2021 | 09:53

Pressure on UK as Germany backs ending free carbon permits for airlines

Boris Johnson has pledged to give details of how UK will meet its climate targets before Cop26. The German government is backing an extension of EU carbon pricing that will end free carbon permits…

05 06 2021 | 12:12

Tax soaring private jet use to fund green flying, says report.

Taxes of €325m a year should be used to fund zero-carbon aviation technology, report suggests. Climate-heating emissions from private jet flights have soared in Europe since 2005, according to a…

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…

15 05 2021 | 12:46

It’s oh so quiet: silent whale watching on Iceland’s first electric boat tour.

A carbon-neutral tour off Húsavík, in north Iceland, makes for a greener, more peaceful experience for visitors and sea creatures ‘Look! Look! Over there …” The boat listed dramatically as 50…

27 04 2021 | 10:08

Cycling Is More Important Than Electric Cars for Achieving Net-Zero Cities

Globally, only one in 50 new cars were fully electric in 2020, and one in 14 in the UK. Sounds impressive, but even if all new cars were electric now, it would still take 15-20 years to replace the…

27 04 2021 | 08:35

France just ordered 12 electric hydrogen trains.

Rail transport has traditionally been the most environmentally friendly way to travel, having far lower greenhouse gas emissions per kilometer than cars or planes. But this doesn’t mean there’s no…

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…

18 04 2021 | 07:46

French lawmakers approve a ban on short domestic flights.

PARIS (Reuters) - French lawmakers voted late on Saturday to abolish domestic flights on routes than can be covered by train in under two-and-a-half hours, as the government seeks to lower carbon…

14 04 2021 | 11:54

Small Percentage of Frequent Flyers Are Driving Global Emissions, New Study Shows.

Another study finds evidence that the majority of climate-damaging flights are undertaken by a small minority of frequent travelers.

07 04 2021 | 10:54

Government launches £20m competition to boost innovation in zero-carbon ship building

Fund will support development of prototype vessels and port infrastructure. The UK government has launched a competition with a £20m prize fund to encourage innovation in the shipping industry to…

22 03 2021 | 10:05

Shipping industry proposes ‘moonshot’ fossil fuel levy.

Proposed levy, backed by nine governments, would raise funds for developing zero-carbon ships. Shipping industry representatives, backed by several countries, have submitted a proposal to the UN to…

12 03 2021 | 09:36

UK Government urged to include aviation and shipping in net zero legislation.

The Aviation Environment Federation, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Green Alliance, Possible and Transport & Environment have written an open letter directly to Boris Johnson to urge the UK…

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…