The AEF Blog
Sep 27 2016
Over the next two weeks, government officials, airlines and environmental groups are meeting in Montreal to agree a deal which they hope will allow global climate action for the aviation sector to finally take off. This is important because if …
Jul 6 2016
Embed from Getty Images Nearly two weeks ago, the UK was in shock following the result of the EU referendum, with 52% of the UK public voting to leave the European Union. There are still major uncertainties for the UK …
May 11 2016
Heathrow has announced a series of environmental concessions, based on those proposed by the Airports Commission, which it hopes will persuade the Government to give it permission to build a third runway. Heathrow claims to go beyond the Airports Commission’s …
Nov 26 2015
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is holding COP21 in Paris from the 30th November. Since 1992, the UNFCCC has been the venue for negotiating legally binding agreements on the reduction of carbon emissions. The Kyoto Protocol of 1997 …
Jul 3 2015
The Airports Commission has finally published its report on UK airport capacity,emphatically supporting a third runway at Heathrow over its rivals – a Gatwick second runway or the Heathrow Hub option (a runway on the end of one of Heathrow’s …
Jun 12 2015
Past attempts to find a global way of dealing with aviation’s carbon emissions have fallen short, most recently with European countries like the UK trying to impose a carbon regulation but lacking international support, particularly from across the pond. So today’s announcement by the American Environmental Protection Agency that carbon dioxide emissions from aircraft are a danger to the health of the public could mark a turning point.
May 5 2015
AEF’s James Lees considers what last week’s Supreme Court ruling could mean for airport expansion at Heathrow or Gatwick.
May 1 2015
With the election just a few days away, we take a look at what political parties have been saying about airport expansion and other aviation related issues, including Air Passenger Duty (APD).
Mar 24 2015
Centre Forum, a liberal think tank, has today published a report making the case for airport expansion in the South East. We look at some report’s conclusions and consider the facts.
Nov 10 2014
The Airports Commission has one last opportunity this side of the General Election to blow away the hot air in the airports debate and set out the realistic costs and benefits in its appraisals of Heathrow and Gatwick expansion options