Aviation

28. 02. 2008
Paul Ekins is an old mate of mine – indeed, a co-founder of Forum for the Future. He is now Professor of Energy and Environment at Kings College London. Paul is a seriously rigorous academic, very focussed on whatever task is in hand, with very high expectations of himself and...
Aviation
18. 07. 2007
One thing both Caroline and I will be taking heart from is the news that the Manchester-London air route has seen a 10% reduction in passengers over the last year. The Manchester Airport Group attributes this to the increasingly lively debate about the impact of flying on...
Aviation
21. 06. 2007
Thanks to Chris and Caroline for the challenge ('Flights of fancy?'). No problem about that (see below) as I believe any activists / champions in this area need to be up front about their own carbon footprint. As you’ll see, I fly a lot. 21 times in the last year, in fact, or...
Aviation
08. 06. 2007
Richard Branson had one of those days yesterday. He flew back from Africa (doing stuff with one of his charities out there), launched a new Virgin train which will now run on 20% biodiesel, lobbied Gordon Brown (who was launching it with him), and then descended on the...
Aviation
02. 05. 2007
If Jeremy Clarkson is my number 1 unsustainable bete-noir, then Michael O’Leary (Ryan Air) runs in pretty close. He is just so full of it – unsustainability, that is. So imagine my sense of near panic as I find myself feeling vaguely supportive of some of the things he has been...
Aviation