Tag: Airlines - Page 6

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    Solar Plane Grounded for Lack of Funds

    February 19, 5:55 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Solar Technology

    We first heard about Bertrand Piccard and his plan to fly around the world in the solar-powered SolarImpulse in 2005. Now it's time for an update. After raising $60 million, the swiss adventurer is only $30 million short of his goal, and currently

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    You've Travelled the World. Now Change It.

    February 19, 2:13 AM by Petz Scholtus in Culture

    "You've travelled the world. Now change it." says We Are What We Do, the global social movement. They have been changing the world (for a Fiver and 9 to 5) for three years now and thought it was high time to raise their sights about 35,000

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    Ryanair Boss: "Recession Would End Environmental Nonsense Among Chattering Classes"

    February 7, 4:35 AM by Sami Grover in Aviation

    When we reported that British Airways was seeing its profits squeezed by the twin threat of rising oil prices and increased competition from rail, commenter Ecobore suspected it had more to do with the budget airlines than it did any shift to greener

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    British Airways' Profits Squeezed by Eurostar and Oil Prices

    February 3, 4:37 AM by Sami Grover in Cars

    Yesterday we heard how Spain’s new high-speed rail service is getting set to take on the airlines. Meanwhile, on the other side of Europe the airlines may already be suffering through the twin threat of rising oil prices and competition from an ever

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    Spain's New High-Speed Rail Service Challenges the Airlines

    February 2, 12:18 PM by Sami Grover in Cars

    It’s not just Eurostar, the rail service between London and mainland Europe, that is challenging the aviation industry in terms of both emissions and convenience. In fact, high-speed rail networks are expanding all over Europe. Now we hear from The

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    Bring it On, Say Airlines

    November 20, 8:00 AM by Jeremy Elton Jacquot in Cars

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is vigorously contesting a proposal made by several EU nations that would include aviation emissions under the international body's cap-and-trade scheme. The airline

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    Richard Branson Wants Natalie Imbruglia To Host Green Show

    October 26, 4:26 PM by Iris Coates in Culture

    Virgin Records founder Richard Branson is reportedly hoping to rope in singer and actress Natalie Imbruglia as the host of his new eco-friendly TV series. The British airline and media mogul, who made his green pledge last year under pressure from Al

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    Air New Zealand Biofuelling Through The High Skies

    September 30, 2:32 PM by Kimberley Mok in Aviation

    With flying being one of the greatest contributors to growing carbon emissions, airlines are scrambling to find ways to clean up their image — carbon offsets, recycling, zero emissions targets — but it is up to some scrutiny and debate as to

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    Does the Airline Industry Recycle?

    June 20, 10:35 AM by Kara DiCamillo in Cars

    Last week, Sami took a close look at the airline industry and wrote about how they are aiming for zero emissions. In May, Warren covered Nature Air, a little fleet of seven planes that were working on alternative aviation fuels. We of course think this

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    EasyJet Calls for Aircraft Age Restriction

    June 19, 11:29 AM by Mairi Beautyman in Corporate Responsibility

    Low-cost airline EasyJet is calling for European governments to remove approximately 700 of the "oldest, dirtiest aircraft," by implementing an age maximum effective January 2012, according to the carrier's June inflight magazine. With the youngest

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    Europe Flags a Carbon Bank for Aircraft CO2 Emissions

    December 22, 3:00 PM by Warren McLaren in Aviation

    The European Union this week announced it's intention to establish CO2 emission quotas for commerical airlines by 2011. Companies will be given a carbon credit based on their emissions over the previous couple of years. Those airlines, like the Dutch

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    Go Before You Go?

    December 5, 11:15 AM by Alex Pasternack in Aviation

    We know that flying is quite a dirty business, but what about doing your own business at 30,000 feet? China Southern airline recently raised the question when it gently requested that passengers use the restroom prior to boarding, as Xinhua news agency


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