News from the AEF
from January 2015
Jan 30 2015
Policies to limit aviation emissions are “woefully inadequate” according to a recent paper written by Dr Alice Bows-Larkin of the Tyndell Centre for climate research. The study concludes that the only realistic way of ensuring that international aviation plays its part in emissions reductions is to manage passenger demand.
Jan 28 2015
We have produced a guidance note to provide people responding to the Airports Commission’s consultation with our main concerns. Our overall view is that despite producing thousands of pages of analysis, much of the Airports Commission’s work is still incomplete, particularly the components investigating the likely negative impacts of expansion.
Jan 26 2015
In its first national noise attitudes survey since 2000, Defra, the Government’s environmental department reveals that people are now more sensitive to noise, with around a third of those surveyed from a sample spread around the UK feeling annoyed, disturbed …
Jan 20 2015
We have identified three gaps in the Airports Commission’s analysis of the climate change implications of airport expansion: a lack of explanation about lower CO2 forecasts, no detail about how CO2 emissions would be reduced and not including full carbon costs in the economic analysis. We are asking people to raise these concerns to the Commission.
Jan 14 2015
The UK aviation group Sustainable Aviation produced a road-map shortly before Christmas which outlines the industry’s perspective of the future potential of alternative fuels in the UK aviation sector. According to Sustainable Aviation, the UK could produce and export alternative …
Jan 7 2015
Defra, the department for the environment, released a consultation just before Christmas which proposed to scrap the requirement for local authorities to monitor air pollution. Under the plans, councils would no longer have to produce detailed assessments, including those showing pollution hotspots. The number of …