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AEF briefing highlights failure of Heathrow NPS to address climate change

Building on our infographic on the Airport NPS, AEF have published our first topic-based briefing setting out the key environmental challenges facing Heathrow expansion. Heathrow third runway: climate change details the Government’s failure to properly address C02 emissions as a result …

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AEF launches new campaign: Why the third runway plan can’t fly

AEF has published a new infographic setting out why the draft airports National Policy Statement (NPS) fails to address key environmental and public health challenges associated with the Government’s plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport. AEF urges MPs …

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Aviation biofuels and the renewable transport fuels obligation

Sustainable fuels are viewed, particularly by the aviation industry, as an integral component in the sector’s ‘basket of measures’ towards managing its growth in CO2 emissions. Emissions from the aviation industry globally are expected to triple out to 2050 without …

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AEF briefings: Airports Commission’s climate and economic analyses

The Airports Commission has claimed that a new runway at Heathrow would deliver ‘up to £147 billion benefit’ for the UK. But this figure is based on analysis that takes no account of the environmental or surface access costs of expansion. The results generated by using the Government’s cost benefit methodology meanwhile, are dramatically different: the Commission’s own figures suggest that building a third runway at Heathrow would result in a net £9 billion loss to the UK.

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Aviation emissions to soar under Airports Commission proposals, new AEF report shows

With the Airports Commission expected to announce by the end of this month its recommendation for expansion at either Heathrow or Gatwick, AEF has published a new report showing why a new runway at either airport would be incompatible with climate change …

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Briefing: Is a new runway compatible with UK climate policy?

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

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The implications of South East expansion for regional airports

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.

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