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Qantas worst airline operating across Pacific for CO2 emissions, analysis reveals

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For each kilometre Qantas transports a passenger across the Pacific, it uses 64% more fuel than the two most fuel-efficient airlines, an analysis says. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images

Qantas used the two most fuel-intensive aircraft and carried the most empty seats of any transpacific airline

January 16, 2018 — Qantas emits more carbon dioxide per passenger-kilometre than any other airline operating across the Pacific, according to an analysis by the International Council on Clean Transportation, the group that exposed the Volkswagen emissions scandal in 2014. Continue reading Qantas worst airline operating across Pacific for CO2 emissions, analysis reveals

Heathrow aims to make third runway carbon neutral

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Heathrow’s new plan sets out short-term targets, including removing the last 5% of flights made by the most polluting aircraft by 2020. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Plan also targets local air and noise pollution but critics say long-term solutions to environmental challenges are no closer to reality

February 28, 2017 — The huge growth in flights from Heathrow’s planned new runway could be carbon neutral, according to an ambition revealed by the airport. Continue reading Heathrow aims to make third runway carbon neutral