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Aviation articles

CBI calls for green aerospace strategy to open door for airport expansion

Airplanes taxing before take-off

Wide-ranging new report argues the UK needs more airport capacity, but it must come hand-in-hand with green innovation

21 Jul 2014

Sky’s the limit: Drone makers target sustainability


As the FAA prepares rules for drones, these companies are landing serious interest from the likes of Amazon, Boeing, BP and Google

18 Jul 2014

Ground runway plans or fly past climate goals, green groups warn

A British Airways jet in flight

WWF and RSPB reports argue emissions growth from a new runway would mean crippling carbon cuts for the rest of the economy

14 Jul 2014

TUI Travel saves £28m through greener holidays plan

Company has beaten targets on emissions and energy use in drive to deliver 10 million 'greener and fairer' holidays

24 Jun 2014

Brazil World Cup team flying high on sustainable jet fuel

GOL Airlines using fuel made from inedible corn oil and used cooking oil to power 200 flights during 2014 World Cup

18 Jun 2014

Solar plane takes to the skies ahead of world record attempt

Solar plane takes first step towards round-the-world mission by completing inaugural test flight in Switzerland

03 Jun 2014

Could 'solar-powered' kerosene hold key to greener jet fuel?

EU-backed research project produces first kerosene derived from solar-powered syngas

29 Apr 2014

Lufthansa develops taste for 'alcohol to jet' fuel

Company to work with US biofuel company Total on technology that could lower the cost of sustainable aviation fuels

24 Apr 2014

BA clears Essex waste-to-fuel plant for take off

Solena Fuels and British Airways confirm for Essex plant capable of turning landfill waste into green jet fuel

16 Apr 2014

Solar Impulse unveils around-the-world solar plane

Solar Impulse 2 sets March 2015 launch date for solar-powered circumnavigation of the globe

10 Apr 2014

Could a solar-powered plane soon circumnavigate the globe?

Engineering giant signs up to Solar Impulse project to complete round-the-world solar powered flight

08 Apr 2014

EU accused of "compromise too far" as it ditches aviation emissions rules

European Parliament approves plan for airlines to only submit carbon allowances for flights between EU airports

03 Apr 2014

Southend Airport lands solar system on terminal roof

Almost 500 solar panels will provide electricity for terminal shops and cafés while avoiding 1,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions

28 Mar 2014

EU aviation emissions compromise rejected by MEPs

If plenary echoes EU Parliament's no vote, airlines could face full emissions trading coming back into force

20 Mar 2014

Heathrow critics and supporters unite to call for airport noise ombudsman

Letter to Guardian calling for regulator is signed by opponents of expansion as well as advocates of growth at London airport

11 Mar 2014

EU rows back on aviation emissions charges

Campaigners urge MEPs to reject new proposal where airlines would only have to submit carbon allowances for flights between EU airports

05 Mar 2014

Has the wind industry fixed its radar problem?

Vattenfall and SSE fund mitigation measures that could unlock 1.8GW of new capacity in northern England and Scotland

13 Feb 2014

Solar power: Not just for rooftops

BusinessGreen looks at the many innovative ways solar photovoltaics are being deployed to help boost energy security and cut carbon

27 Jan 2014

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