Tagged as "carbon"
Jul 26 2017
While governments may come and go, our legal climate change commitments remain unchanged. In this context, the Committee on Climate Change had been hoping that its latest annual progress report would be an opportunity to assess the Government’s long-awaited Emissions …
Jan 25 2017
A critical look at Responding to the Carbon Challenge, by Airlines UK Trade association Airlines UK (formerly the British Air Transport Association) last week published a report claiming to show “how the industry can meet the UK’s demand for air …
Aug 17 2015
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.
Jun 30 2015
The Government has until 2016 to set out an effective plan for limiting aviation emissions, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said today. The UK’s official advisory body on delivery of the Climate Change Act used its 5th ‘Progress Report’ to Government to highlight the need for action on aviation, including constraints on demand.
Nov 11 2014
The Aviation Environment Federation comments on the Airports Commission’s appraisals of expansion options at Heathrow and Gatwick. We believe the Airports Commission paints a misleading picture about the net benefits of expansion by failing to fully consider the environmental costs in the economic appraisal of a new runway at either Heathrow or Gatwick. This raises serious concerns about the validity of the consultation’s claims.
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.
Jun 13 2014
The Airports Commission’s new evidence paper looks at the trends in UK regional airports and the wider airport network. It also considers that there is a limited role to play of Airport Passenger Duty and the new Regional Air Connectivity Fund. Our comment considers the implications of a new runway in the South East for regional airports in the context of a carbon cap.