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European ‘traded’ emissions down 2% in 2011

Greenhouse gas emissions covered by the European Union's Emissions Trading System were down 2% last year, according to official figures.

Boeing and ANA make first 787 biofuel-powered flight

Boeing and All Nippon Airways made the first 787 Dreamliner flight powered in part by sustainable biofuels yesterday.

FedEx seals deal on carbon-neutral shipping envelopes

The famous FedEx shipping envelope, which is already 100% recycled and recyclable, is now also carbon neutral.

US boosts biomass R&D with £50 million in funding

The US administration has announced a $35 million boost to research and development of biofuels, bioenergy and bio-based products with a further $15 million for biomass-based oil supplements that can be blended with petroleum.

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US airlines drop action against EU carbon emissions trading

US airlines drop action against EU carbon emissions trading

US airlines American Airlines, United Continental and the Airlines for America association last week dropped their action against the EU’s inclusion of aviation in its Emissions Trading System.

Neste Oil and Lufthansa hail successful renewable aviation fuel trial

Neste Oil and Lufthansa hail successful renewable aviation fuel trial

Neste Oil and Lufthansa have pronounced themselves “extremely satisfied” with the final results of last year’s joint renewable aviation fuel trial.

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Boeing, Airbus and Embraer to work together on biofuels

Boeing, Airbus and Embraer to work together on biofuels

Aircraft manufacturers Boeing, Airbus and Embraer yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to develop drop-in affordable biofuels.

UK Chancellor’s 2012 Budget boosts fossil fuels

UK Chancellor’s 2012 Budget boosts fossil fuels

UK Chancellor George Osborne announced his 2012 Budget yesterday promising a stable economy, a fairer and simpler tax system and support for growth. But what does it hold for the clean tech sector?

UK starts issuing free EU ETS allowances to airlines

UK starts issuing free EU ETS allowances to airlines

Despite the furore surrounding the inclusion of airlines in the European Union Emissions Trading System, the UK started issuing free aviation allowances earlier this week.

Future aircraft could harness braking energy to generate electricity

Future aircraft could harness braking energy to generate electricity

Aircraft of the future could generate electricity by harnessing the energy from braking during landing to power taxiing to and from airport buildings, according to new research.