Willie Walsh’s airline emissions

When an important member of a highly polluting industry suggests that the industry should be taxed on its carbon emissions it is not usually because that there has been a conversion, similar to that on the road to Damascus. It is usually about damage limitation or spin. Continue reading

The environmental case for another runway at Heathrow Airport

London Airport at Heathrow is one of the busiest airports in the world. It has runways and five terminals. The latest, Terminal Five, is a new glass and steel structure fashionably designed apparently but to me , it has all of the charm of a modern industrial building. It is a testament to the environmental claims of the operators of Heathrow, British Airport Authority, that the massive sloping roof of the Terminal Five building is unscarred by solar panels or photovoltaics. Continue reading