Birmingham Airport has become one of the first in the UK to install fast charging points for electric vehicles. These allow 35 different models of electric and plug-in hybrid cars to recharge in 20-30 minutes, further enhancing Birmingham Airport’s commitment to environmental efficiency.
Venice Marco Polo Airport’s setting in the vicinity of the Venetian Lagoon means that it must take a unique approach to its environmental sustainability. Having recently attained a Level 3+ Neutrality certification in ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation, Davide Bassano, Environment Health Development Director, explained to Airport Business how the airport manages the coexistence of a delicate ecosystem and modern technology.
Bristol Airport has taken delivery of its first 100% electric powered vehicle for use by its in-house IT team. It is one of several initiatives the airport will be progressing over the next 12 months in recognition of Bristol’s status as European Green Capital.
London Stansted has published its latest corporate responsibility report, highlighting several successes in the first year of Manchester Airports Group’s (MAG) ownership of the airport. These include reducing its carbon footprint by 66%, diverting 93% of waste from landfill, and trialling new technologies to improve aircraft performance on set departure routes.
With the COP20 conference soon to take place in Lima, political focus is returning to the issue of Climate Change. The economic and financial crisis, the Occupy movement that followed, and other issues, had taken the light away from the issue over the past five years, but it’s firmly centre stage again. Report by Inês Rebelo. Additional reporting by Elliott Bailey.