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Heathrow’s third runway passes the carbon test

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/08/2009

Philip Pank

"Climate change advisers have decided that an extensive building programme at Heathrow including the construction of a third runway can proceed without jeopardising the Government's carbon emissions targets.

"The Committee on Climate Change will report today that 138 million extra passenger could use British airports in 2050, an increase of 60 per cent, without breaching government targets to reduce aviation emissions to below 2005 levels.

"The assessment is built on a number of assumptions, including the introduction of more fuel-efficient aircraft and a high-speed rail network. It also assumes that the cost of flying will rise. The analysis will stun environmentalists and local activists fighting against expansion at Heathrow. They had expected the Whitehall advisers to make their case unequivocally." Read on...
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"Heathrow’s third runway passes the carbon test", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2009. Consulté le 25/06/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/heathrow-s-third-runway-passes-the-carbon-test