Aviation articles

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

Various grounded British Airways airplanes

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?

Solar Impulse aircraft powered by solar power

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

Cancelling corporate flights saves companies £2m

12 UK firms drive down costs and carbon footprint by cutting flights 38 per cent through WWF One in Five initiative

23 Jan 2014

Etihad expects biofuel flights within five years

Company teams up with Total, Boeing, and Masdar to develop sustainable aviation biofuel industry in the United Arab Emirates

21 Jan 2014

Scots government saves millions as it curbs flying habit

WWF confirms Scottish government saved more than half a million pounds per year through slashing business flights

02 Jan 2014

Heathrow climate report scuppers Tory plans to delay expansion debate

Blow to Conservatives as watchdog announces summer report, saying flight prices would need to rise to meet climate targets

23 Dec 2013

Heathrow and Gatwick shortlisted for new runways

Airports Commission shortlists options for south-east England including expansion at Heathrow and Gatwick airports

17 Dec 2013

Business case for airport expansion 'does not stack up'

WWF analysis shows business flights have shown a modest recovery since the financial crash, but are still below 2000 levels

16 Dec 2013

Labour dismisses claim of Heathrow third-runway U-turn

Interim report from airports commission set to announce a shortlist of options for expansion in the south-east

12 Dec 2013

Magnifye highlights the attraction of next-generation magnets

Cambridge University spin out touts huge efficiency gains on offer from 10-fold increase in magnet's power

04 Dec 2013

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