Tagged as "climate change act"
Nov 25 2016
The Chair of the Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben, this week challenged the Government to come up with an answer on aviation emissions if it wants to go ahead with Heathrow expansion. Deben set out the Committee’s concerns in …
Jun 30 2016
The Government has today (30th June) approved the fifth carbon budget recommended by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). Each carbon budget covers a period of four years; the fifth budget will be from 2028-2032 (see GOV.UK website). The budgets ensure …
Feb 10 2016
The Energy and Climate Select Committee has published evidence submitted in response to its inquiry into the fifth carbon budget. AEF’s response argues for the importance of accounting for aviation emissions in carbon budgets, as recommended by the Committee on Climate Change …
Nov 26 2015
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC), the official body advising the Government on climate change policy, has today published its advice on the fifth carbon budget, including a restatement of its recommendation that aviation emissions should be no higher in …
Mar 16 2015
Our new infographic outlines why expanding Heathrow or Gatwick would make it very challenging for aviation emissions to be constrained to the level in 2050 recommended by the Committee on Climate Change. If the aviation sector misses its target, the wider economy would be …
Oct 7 2014
Our new policy briefing examines whether a new runway is compatible with climate commitments and considers what options would be available to a future Government if a new runway is built in order to ensure that the aviation sector plays its part in emissions reductions
Jul 14 2014
The AEF has published a new report, entitled ‘The Implications of South East Expansion for Regional Airports’ which considers the implications of building a new runway in the South East for regional airports. It would be impossible to build an additional runway in the South East and keep aviation emissions consistent with meeting UK climate targets, without cutting airport capacity elsewhere.
May 13 2014
Heathrow Airport submitted their scheme today and while the updated scheme contains new proposals intended to deal with environmental issues, such as a congestion charge to deal with air pollution, and a large compensation package to deal with noise, many of the issues we raised when the last proposal was submitted are still valid.