Airline emissions

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Seeing family v helping the planet: how to decide whether to fly | Letters
Letters: Rachel Edwards considers the alternatives; Alan Whitehouse recommends trains; Neil Blessit relies on virtual contact; Petrina Wade feels conflicted; and Rosie Clinton raises the question of SUVs


05, Aug, 2022 @4:50 PM

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Taylor Swift: claims about private jet use ‘blatantly incorrect’, says spokesperson
Swift’s plane is ‘loaned out regularly’, a representative for the singer says, amid claims she is responsible for 8,000 tonnes of carbon emissions so far this year

Laura Snapes

02, Aug, 2022 @9:33 AM

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Taylor Swift may be an inconsiderate climate vandal. Capitalism makes us all complicit | First Dog on the Moon
It’s much bigger than just Taytay and her tiny civilisation ending aeroplane(s). But she has to stop, they all do, one way or another

First Dog on the Moon

01, Aug, 2022 @7:05 AM

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Drake defends his short private jet flights – by saying plane was empty
The rapper’s explanation made his plane’s short hop flights even more of a climate disaster, critics pointed out

Oliver Milman in New York

29, Jul, 2022 @3:50 PM

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A 17-minute flight? The super-rich who have ‘absolute disregard for the planet’
Kylie Jenner is far from the only celebrity to make short hops using private jets despite mounting concerns over the climate crisis

Oliver Milman, graphics by Andrew Witherspoon

21, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Britain is boiling – and the government wants to dramatically expand UK aviation | Leo Murray
Its ‘jet zero’ strategy relies on the invention of pie in the sky technologies to tackle dangerous airline emissions, says Leo Murray of the climate charity Possible

Leo Murray

19, Jul, 2022 @1:26 PM

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Farnborough airshow to focus on cleaner flying and potential fighter jet deal
Manufacturers to emphasise their efforts to reduce environmental impact of planes

Jasper Jolly

18, Jul, 2022 @5:01 AM

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UK gave airlines 4.4m free pollution permits in 2021, study finds
Government generosity meant industry could pollute for free, and airlines were left with 900,000 excess permits they could keep or sell

Damien Gayle

24, Jun, 2022 @11:59 AM

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Eco-airship contract to launch 1,800 jobs in South Yorkshire
Spanish carrier orders 10 helium-filled Airlander 10 aircraft in boost for UK green tech and maker HAV

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

15, Jun, 2022 @5:01 AM

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Johnson’s ‘jet zero’ plan unrealistic and may make UK miss CO2 targets – report
Ministers instead urged to focus on reducing flights and halting airport expansion to cut carbon emissions

Matthew Taylor

16, May, 2022 @9:40 AM

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Just one of 50 aviation industry climate targets met, study finds
Charity’s report says nearly all targets set since 2000 have been missed, revised or quietly ignored

Damien Gayle

10, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Ghost flights from UK running at 500 a month, data reveals
Exclusive: MPs criticise ‘climate-degrading’ and ‘nefarious’ practice of flying near-empty planes

Damian Carrington Environment editor

31, Mar, 2022 @5:00 AM

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