Airline emissions

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Aviation chiefs rejected measures to curb climate impact of jet vapours
Airline industry claimed science not ‘robust’ enough to implement new controls to combat climate warming caused by vapour trails

Ben Webster, Jon Ungoed-Thomas and Lucas Amin

18, Mar, 2023 @1:10 PM

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Twenty hours on a Qantas plane: is this the future of aviation or a fresh hell in economy?
Airline’s ultra long-haul flights are slated to begin in late 2025, but questions remain over the carbon footprint, price and effect on passengers’ bodies

Elias Visontay Transport and urban affairs reporter

11, Mar, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Lufthansa’s ‘green’ adverts banned in UK for misleading consumers
Airline claim that it was protecting the world’s future is latest ad to fall foul of ASA rules

Mark Sweney

01, Mar, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Scientists pour cold water on UK aviation’s net zero ambitions
Country would need to devote half its farmland or more than double its renewable electricity supply, says study

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

28, Feb, 2023 @6:01 AM

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Runner says no to competing for GB in Australia over flight climate concerns
Teenage athlete asks not to be considered for world cross country championships because of impact of air travel

Kevin Rawlinson

26, Jan, 2023 @3:36 PM

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Flying shame: the scandalous rise of private jets
Last week, Rishi Sunak flew from London to Blackpool – his third private jet trip in 10 days. He’s far from the only one using air travel for short journeys. Just how much damage is this doing?

Emine Saner

26, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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How you can help Britain meet its net zero climate goal
From eating less red meat to cutting flying hours, experts say reducing our carbon footprint by 6% can determine our future

Paul Brown

20, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Rishi Sunak criticised after third domestic RAF jet flight in 10 days
Labour hits out at PM’s ‘recklessly expensive habits’ after latest flight to event in Lancashire

Kiran Stacey Political correspondent

19, Jan, 2023 @4:05 PM

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Private jet emissions quadrupled during Davos 2022
Climate campaigners accuse leaders of hypocrisy as flights emit as much CO2 in a week as 350,000 cars

Helena Horton Environment reporter

13, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Electric planes sound like a fantasy but they may be the future for short-haul in Australia
With net zero technologies for long-haul flights still far in the future, opportunities may lie with smaller operators

Royce Kurmelovs

08, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘We can’t wait for hydrogen’: Rolls-Royce’s Warren East on the engine maker’s future
Outgoing CEO looks back on his seven years at helm and how sustainable aviation fuel can power the journey to net zero

Jasper Jolly

28, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Planes, trains and automobiles: comparing cost, speed and emissions of Sydney-Melbourne travel
With fuel prices at record highs and carbon emissions more important than ever, we look at the ups and downs of ways of getting around locally

Elias Visontay

09, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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