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Leeds Bradford campaigners, GALBA, taking government to court over ‘fantasy’…

Leeds Bradford campaigners, GALBA, taking government to court over ‘fantasy’ Jet Zero strategy 2022-09-28 20:38:00 Campaigners from local group, GALBA, against the expansion of Leeds Bradford Airport are taking the Government to court over its ‘fantasy’ so-called Jet Zero strategy to cut aviation CO2 emissions.  GALBA’s Nick Hodgkinson is making the legal challenge, on behalf of the group, as the strategy...

CORSIA to add €2.40 to a flight from Europe to…

CORSIA to add €2.40 to a flight from Europe to the US – just greenwash, and ineffective on cutting carbon 2022-09-26 20:33:00 The UN aviation agency ICAO uses offsetting as its key mechanism to decarbonise aviation, but this is ineffective in reducing the CO2 emissions. New research from Transport & Environment (T&E) shows that the ICAO scheme CORSIA would add just €2.40...

Doncaster Sheffield airport to close after no ‘tangible proposals’ put…

Doncaster Sheffield airport to close after no ‘tangible proposals’ put forward 2022-09-26 18:52:00 Doncaster Sheffield airport is to close later this year, its owners have confirmed, despite the offer of financial aid from public funds. This leaves hundreds of staff facing redundancy and comes days after Liz Truss said she had instructed ministers to protect the airport.  The airport’s owners, the Peel...

Paris to push private jet bans at EU ministers meeting

Paris to push private jet bans at EU ministers meeting 2022-08-22 08:10:00 The French transport minister, Clément Beaune, has said the EU could no longer tolerate people using private jets for their personal convenience and fun, when the public was being asked to make sacrifices in the energy crisis and due to climate change.  He said: “Certain types of behaviour are no...

Secretary of State approves the DCO for freight airport development…

Secretary of State approves the DCO for freight airport development at Manston 2022-08-19 06:54:00 A Development Consent Order (DCO) for an air freight airport at Manston has been redetermined and granted by the government, again.  The DCO application was initially submitted in August 2018 and granted in July 2020 but quashed in February 2021 following a Judicial Review challenge by Ramsgate resident...

Immense and implausible increase needed in global carbon capture and…

Immense and implausible increase needed in global carbon capture and storage, to remove aviation etc CO2 2022-08-16 13:10:00 The UK has no proper policy to decarbonise aviation.  Instead it hopes there will be breakthroughs in aircraft technology and a vast increase in “sustainable” aviation fuels (SAF) which – miraculously – will not compete or conflict with other sectors, or cause other environmental...

AEF RESPONDS TO GOVERNMENT’S ‘JET ZERO’ STRATEGY

AEF RESPONDS TO GOVERNMENT’S ‘JET ZERO’ STRATEGY 2022-08-16 09:47:00 In July, the DfT set out its “jet zero” strategy – with the intention of bringing down UK aviation CO2 emissions to “net zero” by 2050, (after allowing an increase) with sub-targets to make domestic flights and airports “net zero” by 2040.  Environmental groups are distinctly unimpressed, as the strategy has very low...

Heathrow airport passenger cap extended until 29th October – after…

Heathrow airport passenger cap extended until 29th October – after autumn half term 2022-08-16 07:44:00 Heathrow has extended its 100,000 passenger a day cap for another six weeks, until the 29th October. It had been due to end on 11th September. The new date will include the autumn half-term, when a lot of people fly abroad. The reason for the reduction to...

How companies like Heathrow may be misguidedly covering farmland in…

How companies like Heathrow may be misguidedly covering farmland in trees, as “carbon offsets” 2022-08-11 14:13:00 Many companies are attempting to claim they are “offsetting” their current carbon emissions, by paying for ways in which the carbon can be removed from the atmosphere, or future carbon emissions by others can be prevented. What is actually needed, to prevent an increase in global...