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Ed Davey to offer £100m Green Deal energy efficiency boost

Liberal Democrat energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey

Announcement due at Lib Dem conference where party is due to vote on plans to back expansion of Gatwick Airport and pledge to ban coal power plants from 2025

07 Oct 2014

Finnair flies in to New York on recycled cooking oil

Finnair Airbus A330 - photo Finnair

Carrier completes first transatlantic flight on biofuel blend and eyes fuel hub in Helsinki

24 Sep 2014

Richard Branson failed to deliver on $3bn climate change pledge

Virgin Atlantic's Richard Branson and Dita von Teese

New book by Naomi Klein claims that Virgin founder gave less than a tenth of cash promised to develop low carbon fuel

15 Sep 2014

Boris Johnson attacks 'myopic' Airports Commission as estuary plan is rejected

Panel tasked with deciding on additional runways in the south-east rules out mayor's plan for hub in the Thames estuary

02 Sep 2014

CBI appears to back Heathrow over Gatwick for airport expansion

Report triggers controversy after press release appears to have been sent to Heathrow and back before being issued to rivals

01 Sep 2014

Report: Air passenger growth to leave emissions cuts grounded

Scientists find rising air traffic will outpace even the tightest proposed carbon cuts unless demand can be dampened

11 Aug 2014

Boeing to pilot jetfuel from nicotine-free tobacco plants

Company says new Solaris plant can cut emissions and boost South African farming economies without encouraging smoking

07 Aug 2014

Southwest's innovative upcycling experiment

What can you do with 14 shipping containers of used leather? The airline is teaming with social entrepreneurs to find out

25 Jul 2014

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

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

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

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