After 2020, the Dutch government has allowed Schiphol to grow to a maximum of 540 thousand flight movements per year. Growth is only permitted if the aviation sector can demonstrate that the nuisance to the immediate environment is reduced, for example due to quieter and cleaner aircraft. Citizen’s organisations think minister Van Nieuwenhuizen’s proposal to […]
Although night flights from Schiphol take place within the noise standards, in practice citizens are too often alerted by aircraft that fly over. So the number of these annoying flights must be greatly reduced. That is the opinion of a majority of the House including government parties D66 and ChristenUnie, as revealed during a debate […]
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 […]
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% […]
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 […]
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 […]
Airlines flying international routes will be particularly vulnerable to new costs from limits on carbon emissions, according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service. Here the link to bizjournals.com
Courtesy of Reid, Geleijnse & Van Tol (translation with admission by Wouter Looman) The original cartoon was published in the leading Dutch newspaper NRC on April 5, 2018.
A tax on kerosene of 33 cents/litre and 15% on air tickets could generate more than 25 billion euros in revenue annually: Transport & Environment figured it out.
Article in the February 2018 issue of Siné Mensuel, in English translated by Google Translate. Siné Mensuel is a French satirical newspaper with drawings, of course, but also reports investigations, rants, as you have not read elsewhere … Cartoon courtesy of Siné Mensuel / Berth