It is estimated that the solar farm will provide a carbon reduction of 20,508 tonnes over the next 25 years - a saving of roughly 860 tonnes per year.
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Banning single-use plastics, encouraging use of public transport to and from an airport, managing food waste, reducing use of fossil fuels, monitoring water use, switching to renewable energy sources, sourcing food sustainably. These are all examples of how an airport can begin to reduce its carbon footprint; its greenhouse-gas emissions; its impact on the environment.
The climate change emergency is upon us, and all industries must work hard at becoming more sustainable – the aviation industry included. As the above paragraph demonstrates, this goes beyond using sustainable aviation fuel.
Many airports and authorities have recognised the need to implement environmentally-friendly strategies, and International Airport Review here showcases some of these achievements. However the entire industry must continue striving and innovating to ensure an airport’s surroundings are not negatively impacted and the environment is protected for the future.
The Secretary General of ICAO has stated that the enhancement of ICAO's implementations is benefitting the Middle East both environmentally and economically.
Recognising that climate change is happening now, Birmingham Airport has set an ambitious goal, ahead of the UK’s target, to reduce its carbon footprint quicker.
International Airport Review once again chose to recognise and highlight industry progression, with awards focused on celebrating excellence within airport operations. This year, we homed in on four key topics within the airport industry, and added our very first Readers’ Choice award.
The Aviation Environment Federation asks the government that any increase in UK airport capacity must be suspended until an effective climate plan is put in place.
New cargo vehicles have been introduced at the airport, focusing on a more environmentally-friendly option for cargo handling.
Salvador Bahia Airport has received international recognition once again for its environmental commitment, after previously receiving praise for its water reuse system.
London City Airport is launching a challenge to develop a sustainable alternative to single-use security plastic bags.
The major U.S. airport will be completely powered by its own microgrid, with power generated by on-site natural gas wells and solar panels.
Possible environmental impacts of the Draft Master Plan have been brought to attention by the Mayor of Newham in an open letter to London City Airport.
Direct current generated by all the photovoltaic systems will be converted into alternating current by power inverters and fed into the Vienna Airport power grid via transformer stations.
One hundred European airports have committed to being carbon neutral by 2030 in a resolution by ACI Europe and its members.
Simferopol's General Director, Evgeni Plaksin, has said that the testing of these electric vehicles is one of several initiatives the airport is supporting as it looks to introduce new technologies.
Tara Nolan, International Airport Review’s Editor, spoke to London City Airport's Alison FitzGerald, Chief Operating Officer, and Liam McKay, Director of Corporate Affairs, regarding their mission to become the UK’s most sustainable airport.
Environmental Litigation Group discusses how the use of PFAS-containing foams at airports is increasing the likelihood of individuals suffering from multiple types of cancer.