Netherlands to push EU-wide airline tax in Brussels

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The Netherlands will present a proposal for an EU aviation tax to the members’ finance ministers at their next meeting, diplomats told POLITICOPRO. The Netherlands sent around a position paper on carbon pricing and aviation tax as base for raising levies on aviation to help meet Europe’s climate goals. UECNA welcomes every measure to discourage air

The imminent return of the supersonics

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Three U.S.-based startups, strongly supported by the current U.S. administration, are preparing a comeback of new supersonic aircraft (SST, supersonic transport). The International Council on Clean Transportation made a model of the landing and take-off  noise, the sonic boom, and the CO2 emissions from a new, unconstrained SST network of 2,000 aircraft in 2035. The

Multiple flight routes to give residents respite

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The wide-ranging consultation Heathrow launched this month signals the biggest change in flights paths for 70 years. Heathrow is planning the biggest changes to its flight paths since the airport opened in 1946. The prospect of a third runway dominates everything at Heathrow. The current consultation assumes a third runway will be built but, even

Talks to reach broad deal on Schiphol growth failed

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Efforts to reach a widely-backed agreement on how Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport can grow past 2020 have failed. Residents, local authority officials and environmentalists don’t accept any further growth of Schiphol at the moment. Now it’s up to the central government to decide. Although a majority of the parties in the Lower Chamber has aviation growth

A Radical New Plan for Aviation

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By Adam Klauber & Isaac Toussie of Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)* Aviation needs a radical new plan to achieve its climate goals. Industry emissions are growing faster than original forecasts and long-term solutions are nowhere in sight. By 2020, carbon dioxide from aviation will reach 1 gigaton per year and the industry will contribute between 3%

Just published: European Aviation Environmental Report

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The core aim of this renewed 2019 report is to provide an objective, clear and accurate source of information on the environmental performance of the aviation sector at the European level. You can read the executive summery in English or download it in other languages. There you can also find the complete report. UECNA participated

Serious Air Pollution at Trudeau Airport

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A recent McGill study found unusually high concentrations of potentially harmful airborne nanoparticles around the airport. It is interesting to note that citizens on the streets ask for more studies on the subject. ‘There is some hope that people become more aware of the dangers of aircraft emissions,’ says Pierre Lachapelle from Les Pollués de

ExPlane is the app to register aviation noise

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ExPlane is the app to register aviation noise with your smartphone. Available for Android en iOS via Google Play and App Store. The app registers time, date, location, noise levels and flight number of the plane that causes the noise above your head. See explane.org for more information.

Here’s how to green ticket taxes for flights

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Transport & Environment, 12 December 2018, Brussels Flight ticket taxes which were first introduced solely to raise revenue can be restructured to deliver greater environmental benefits, a new independent study has found. From taxing the carbon content of fuels to charging planes based on their fuel efficiency, EU governments have several options to encourage airlines

UECNA and T&E connected with EASA

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UECNA and Transport & Environment had a very constructive consultative meeting with EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) today. Together with T&E we want to exert influence on environment matters at all levels to improve the situation for the communities around airports. At this first meeting UECNA was represented by his president Dominique Lazarski, Transport &