New £3.7m sustainable aviation test centre planned for Orkney

Different types of low carbon aircraft, including electric, hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuels, will be tested

Carbon budget plan floats well with shipping and air groups

Proposals to formally include aviation and shipping in the UK’s carbon targets released today seem to have gone down well with both industries. But both are concerned by EU plans along the same lines which could “distort” UK trade. This morning the Committee on Climate Change brought out a report suggesting the emissions from international […]

Government face flak for aviation emissions ‘dithering’

The Department for Transport (DfT) has taken the flak from environmental campaigners over its “astonishing” response to the Committee on Climate Change’s report on aviation. In the report, DfT confirms its plan to introduce aviation in the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) from 2012. However, the Department said that it still needs to choose whether […]

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