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Solar powered flights: the future of aviation?

Valentina Jovanovski

19th May, 2011

Last Friday saw the successful completion of the world’s first international solar-powered flight. But, asks Valentina Jovanovski, will this innovation really change the face of air travel or is it just another white elephant? more...
Aviation protest

City Airport expansion highlights scale of aviation dilemma

Mark Jansen

21st January, 2011

As the UK government deliberates its new aviation policy campaigners warn that moves to approve airport expansion would put climate targets at risk more...
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Government ignoring rail in favour of domestic flights

Ecologist

10th June, 2010

Majority of UK Government departments are choosing to fly staff to destinations easily accessible by train, such as London to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester more...
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London council taken to court over City airport expansion

Ecologist

29th September, 2009

London City Airport has been allowed to double the number of flights despite environmental impact more...
Taxing aviaton to pay for climate adaptation

Airlines admit carbon reductions to come from offsetting

Ecologist

22nd September, 2009

Aviation sector wants to avoid a closed trading scheme and forced carbon emissions cuts more...
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Proposed trading in aviation emissions 'doesn't go far enough'

News

15th November, 2007

The European Union has been accused of letting the air industry off the hook in tackling carbon dioxide emissions. more...

Sweeping emissions under the carpet

Peter Lockley

9th August, 2007

International aviation is the UK’s fastest-growing source of carbon emissions, and yet the government isn't even accounting for them. Peter Lockley explains why we urgently need to call a halt to airport expansion more...
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WARNING: Flying kills

News

5th April, 2007

Adverts for flights should carry cigarette-style warnings, centre-left think-tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has advised. more...
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Airport expansion: passenger demand means small airports plan to get bigger

News

28th February, 2007

Record demand for cheap flights has resulted in 21 (mostly regional) airports publishing expansion plans in the last 5 years. They have been spurred on to do so by the Government’s plans to raise plane passenger numbers from 200 million in 2003 to 500 million by 2030. more...

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