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Cathay Pacific plugs into biofuel producer

Monday - Cathay Pacific Airways is investing in American sustainable biofuel company Fulcrum Bioenergy as part of a drive to achieve carbon-neutral growth from 2020.

Who has the courage to take on transport taboos?

Monday - Transportation continues to generate a large proportion of emissions worldwide, even as emissions from other areas of the economy fall.

It looks like air fares will have to rise ... and rise ... and rise

11 Aug 14 - Researchers warn that the cost of airline tickets will need to rise steadily to decrease demand and counteract the effects of aviation’s growing carbon emissions.

Airports super-inefficient, says emissions study

11 Aug 14 - Airports are disastrously inefficient buildings which belch greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and contribute hugely to climate change, a European study has found.

Scientists see dangers in jet contrails

27 Jun 14 - Air travel is a rapidly-growing source of carbon dioxide and is helping to heat the Earth. It accounted for 6 per cent of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions in 2011.

Our new planes cut carbon, says Air NZ

6 Jun 14 - Air New Zealand says its new aeroplanes will help it to cut carbon emissions.

Air NZ aims high with solar power programme

9 May 14 - Air New Zealand will install the largest single solar array in New Zealand at its Auckland Technical Operations base later this month.

Airlines wrestle with demands of climate change

11 Apr 14 - By LYNETTE DRAY.- Although aviation emissions contribute only 3 to 5 per cent of the total impact on the planet’s climate, this is steadily growing and is a surprisingly intractable problem to solve.

Europe puts off decision on aviation emissions

4 Apr 14 - EUROPE has postponed action to regulate international aviation emissions.

Foreign airlines should pay, say Europe lawmakers

21 Mar 14 - Flights to and from Europe should not be exempted from Europe’s emissions trading scheme, the Environment and Public Health Committee of the European Parliament says.

Europe must get serious about cutting back oil

7 Mar 14 - By ALEX KIRBY, London.- Europe has the technology and the raw material to make a big cut in the amount of oil its transport uses, researchers say - but it will fail to reap the benefits on offer...

EU agrees on draft plan for aviation emissions

7 Mar 14 - The European Union has reached a preliminary deal on a law that will exempt long-haul flights from paying for carbon emissions until 2016.

Carbon scene around the world

20 Dec 13 - Westpac takes a look over the international carbon scene.

Airways opens green routes

20 Dec 13 - Seven "green" aviation routes have been introduced across Asia Pacific.

Why wise businesses should take note of Gen Y Kiwis

13 Dec 13 - Businesses must cater to the increasing needs, desires and purchasing power of Gen Y Kiwis, driven by sustainability concerns, according to a new Colmar Brunton survey.

Europe wants to see some action out of Warsaw

22 Nov 13 - The European Union says it is seeking a balanced package of decisions out of Warsaw to advance international climate action.

WEB WIRE ... news from the world of carbon

25 Oct 13 - US cuts emissions, India fights air charge, EU conservation threat, California joins Chinese, wine worries, ocean gliders.

Green designer takes a flexible approach

Juliet Cooke ... packing it away.
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25 Oct 13 - By PETER KERR. Here’s an example of a simple idea being good, and a good idea being simple.

Why Branson believes businesses must act on climate change

Sir Richard Branson ... risky to do nothing.

18 Oct 13 - The key to tackling climate change is to see it as an opportunity rather than an obstacle, says billionaire Virgin group founder Sir Richard Branson.

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