The UK government announced yesterday that it is to delay its decision on whether aviation and shipping emissions should be included in carbon budgets until 2016.
Chemicals company Johnson Matthey and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory have signed up to a joint five-year effort on biofuels.
British Airways has signed up to purchase jet fuel produced from waste material in a ten-year deal worth $500 million in today’s prices.
Global warming gases like CO2 are increasing and the “emissions gap” between climate change and policies is widening, warns the United Nations Environmental Programme.
The European Commission has put on hold its plans to include aviation emissions in its carbon trading scheme.
Virgin Atlantic has revealed that new software is saving the company £20 million a year in fuel costs and reducing CO2 emissions by 92,000 tonnes.
The UK should adopt an industrial strategy that plays to its strengths in key sectors including green technology, aerospace and automotives, says the CBI.
The influential parliamentary Energy and Climate Change Committee is urging the UK government not to exclude aviation and shipping from the country’s 2050 climate target.
German airline Lufthansa has signed an agreement with Australian biofuel developer Algae.Tec to build a large-scale algal jet fuel production facility in Europe.