USA’s First 100% Solar Airport Comes Up at Chattanooga

A few weeks back, Tennessee’s Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CMA) became the first US airport powered by 100% solar energy. For the fact keepers, the world’s first airport to go completely solar was the Cochin International Airport (CIAL) in Kochi, India. The current feat was achieved by CMA in three phases …

UK Accused of Ignoring Obligations on Aviation Emissions

The UK and other EU governments are in breach of international obligations by failing to be open about their policies to tackle emissions from aviation, a coalition of NGOs has said. The group is lodging a formal complaint over the secrecy surrounding regulation of emissions from international flights, which they …

The Best and Worst Airlines for Tackling Climate Change

Flying is bad for the environment but some airlines are better than others at limiting the damage. No airline is yet doing enough to reduce carbon emissions in the long term, but Delta (DAL) and United (UAL) are ahead of the pack when it comes to managing their greenhouse gas …

Time-Saving Supersonic Airplanes Could Be a Disaster for the Environment

At least three companies are hoping to bring supersonic airplanes back into the skies, but environmental groups worry their return could mean a big increase in greenhouse gasses from aviation. The issue is expected to come to the fore next week as international regulators meet in Canada beginning Monday to …

Solar Geoengineering Could Be ‘Remarkably Inexpensive’ – Report

Cooling the Earth by injecting sun-blocking particles into the stratosphere could be “remarkably inexpensive”, according to the most detailed engineering analysis to date. The fear of a rogue nation or military force unilaterally taking control of the global climate is unfounded, the researchers added, as the many thousands of high-altitude …

Finland Flies Towards Low Carbon Aviation With First Electric plane

Finland has launched its first electric plane, which it hopes will clean up airborne pollution and slash fuel costs. The Electric Aviation Association is partnering with Finnish airport operator Finavia to use the Slovenian-made Pipistrel Alpha Electro planes, which would be used for training and could cut carbon emissions by …

Planes Need to Stop Existing in a Parallel Universe when it Comes to the...

Curbing flight emissions is essential to meeting the Paris pact, but planes are completely absent from the text, face no legal fuel efficiency requirements or limits on CO2 emissions. But all that is about to change. In the coming weeks, the Paris climate agreement could be about to enter into …