Airline emissions

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United Airlines promises sustainable flying – but experts aren’t convinced
United has sought to position itself at the front of the industry’s efforts with a pledge to become ‘100% green’ despite enormous obstacles

Laura Paddison

29, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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How can Britain cut emissions when the Tory party fetishises travel? | Andy Beckett
Whether it’s by car or plane, we need to do less. Yet the government thinks of mobility as a freedom for it to champion, says Guardian columnist Andy Beckett

Andy Beckett

12, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Low-carbon aviation fuels are on the horizon. But for now, activists say we need to stay grounded
Fuel made from waste and synthetic ‘e-fuels’ could reduce emissions significantly but scaling up quickly will be an immense challenge

Dyllan Furness

11, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars
The long read: As climate science has gone mainstream, outright denialism has been pushed to the fringes. Now a new tactic of dismissing green policies as elitist is on the rise, and has zoned in on a bitter row over a disused airport in Kent

Jack Shenker

11, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Small cuts in air traffic would level off global heating caused by flying – study
Annual cuts of 2.5% would keep aviation’s contribution to global warming at about 0.04C, research suggests

Kate Ravilious

04, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Rolls-Royce and Qatar to invest billions in UK green engineering
Engine-maker and Gulf state to fund startups looking for new ways to hit net zero

Joanna Partridge

01, Nov, 2021 @6:39 PM

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Rishi Sunak defends halving domestic flight taxes in Cop26 run-up
Labour accuses chancellor of going ‘headlong in wrong direction’ over tackling climate change

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

28, Oct, 2021 @9:08 AM

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Cost of flights to rise as Rishi Sunak prepares to raise air passenger duty
Exclusive: chancellor to boost green credentials by hitting environmentally damaging long-haul flights

Heather Stewart Political editor

22, Oct, 2021 @6:05 PM

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UN chief urges airlines and shipping firms to do more to cut emissions
António Guterres says current efforts are more consistent with global heating ‘way above 3C’

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

14, Oct, 2021 @3:38 PM

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Ban UK domestic flights and subsidise rail travel, urges transport charity
Exclusive: Campaign for Better Transport calls on government to end ‘climate disaster’ of internal flights

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

11, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Decarbonising aviation’: the Electric EEL could be the future of flying
The hybrid electric plane uses batteries instead of a conventional engine, the makers argue this means it is quieter, cheaper and greener

Steven Morris

24, Aug, 2021 @4:14 PM

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‘They said we were eccentrics’: the UK team developing clean aviation fuel
In the search for sustainable flying, Cranfield University might have found the answer in hydrogen

Gwyn Topham

14, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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