Articles tagged “carbon emissions”

Why U.S. Airline Carbon Emissions Keep Rising

Why U.S. Airline Carbon Emissions Keep Rising

David Koenig, Associated Press

We've been beating this drum for a while now. It's true that aircraft are much more efficient than they once were, but this doesn't matter if the industry keeps growing at such a pace.

14 hours ago

IATA CEO Wants Help, Not New Taxes, in Bid to Cut Airline Emissions

IATA CEO Wants Help, Not New Taxes, in Bid to Cut Airline Emissions

Patrick Whyte, Skift

If governments are serious about reducing the environmental impact of aviation, they may have to make biofuels a more attractive alternative. However, this might come at the cost of taxing ordinary jet fuel, something that will likely upset a lot of airlines.

7 days ago

EasyJet CEO Calls Out Legacy Rivals in Battle Over Airline Emissions

EasyJet CEO Calls Out Legacy Rivals in Battle Over Airline Emissions

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The growth of low-cost carriers has helped make travel more accessible but it has come at an environmental cost. Airlines like EasyJet are hoping that electric technology will one day act as a savior, but it's hard to imagine battery-powered commercial jets ever flying across the Atlantic.

1 week ago

Scandinavian Airlines CEO Warns Airlines to Get Real Over Environment

Scandinavian Airlines CEO Warns Airlines to Get Real Over Environment

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Businesses invariably hate regulation, but sometimes it takes threats and fines to help change things for the better. Would airlines really be pushing their green credentials if consumers, governments, and the media weren't asking difficult questions?

3 weeks ago

Carbon Offsets Mask Aviation Industry’s Lack of Green Alternatives

Carbon Offsets Mask Aviation Industry’s Lack of Green Alternatives

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Carbon offsetting is by and large a con. The idea that rather than reducing environmentally harmful activities you can simply outsource the solution is ridiculous.

1 month ago

Quelle Surprise! EasyJet Hates the Idea of France’s New Eco Tax

Quelle Surprise! EasyJet Hates the Idea of France’s New Eco Tax

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The aviation industry's impact on the environment is only going to grow over the coming years as air travel increases across the world. Increasing taxes might force airlines to find new solutions while also raising money to fund more sustainable forms of transport.

2 months ago

Ryanair and Lufthansa Clash Over Which Pollutes More

Ryanair and Lufthansa Clash Over Which Pollutes More

Simon Foy and Kristie Pladson, Bloomberg

European airlines need to stop arguing and start focusing more on reducing emissions. It's an important topic.

2 months ago

KLM Has Some Unusual Advice for Its Customers: Fly Less

KLM Has Some Unusual Advice for Its Customers: Fly Less

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

It may sound entirely counterintuitive — even disingenuous — for an airline to urge its passengers to think twice before flying. But in the era of "flying shame," KLM's latest brand messaging might just end up being ahead of the curve.

2 months ago

The Biggest Barrier to Supersonic Travel May Be Its Carbon Footprint

The Biggest Barrier to Supersonic Travel May Be Its Carbon Footprint

Julie Johnsson and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

The race to achieve zero-emission aviation is on, but alongside it, companies like Boom are focused on bringing about a new era of supersonic travel. They may find that environmental concerns cancel out their lofty innovation.

3 months ago

European Airports Set Net Zero Carbon Emissions Target

European Airports Set Net Zero Carbon Emissions Target

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

It's nice to see airports moving away from carbon offsets, which don't do anything to solve the climate change problem. But until someone finds a viable alternative to jet fuel, the airline industry will remain intrinsically bad for the environment.

3 months ago