The Association of European Airlines hit back at critics yesterday, claiming that it is a ‘myth’ that airlines want to shirk their environmental obligations.
A Honeywell-owned aircraft is to make the first biofuel-powered transatlantic flight, leaving New Jersey tonight and arriving in Paris for the air show seven hours later.
UK retailer Marks and Spencer announced last week that it has achieved 95 of its 180 eco and ethical commitments under its ‘Plan A’ and cut emissions 13% since 2007.
The EU emissions trading scheme could be facing legal challenges from the US and China, as well as airlines, over plans to include aviation emissions.
Shell and Cosan yesterday announced a multi-million dollar joint venture to produce biofuel from sugar cane.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced the start of testing on a prototype new ‘green’ bus for the capital last week.
Earlier this week, the US Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a new fuel economy label for vehicles that brings consumers more information than ever before.
Green groups have filed a lawsuit against the European Commission for failing to meet legal transparency requirements over its biofuels policy.
Honda announced last week that it is joining the Clean Energy Partnership, Germany’s major hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and infrastructure demonstration project.
US president Barack Obama yesterday issued a call to federal agencies to gear up to purchasing 100% alternative fuel vehicles by 2015 and cut petrol use 30% by 2020.