Aviation

Weekly data: infrastructure assets in advanced economies are most vulnerable to climate-related impacts

A new report seeks to counter two widely held maxims: first, that the physical risks of climate change on infrastructure…

Can a new EU law move people from planes to trains?

As European travellers book transport for their summer holidays, they may not be aware that they are making their journeys…

AI cuts climate-warming contrails of planes by 54% – Google study 

Google Research, American Airlines and Bill Gates’s Breakthrough Energy have used artificial intelligence (AI) to develop contrail forecast maps that…

Signal: desire for decarbonisation doesn’t pay the bill for airlines

Growing recognition within the airline industry that eye-watering levels of investment are needed for it to reach net-zero emissions by…

SAF and blockchain: what’s the connection?

In June last year, Shell Aviation launched one of the world’s first blockchain-powered digital book-and-claim solutions for scaling sustainable aviation…

Weekly data: record number of flights in the sky as southern Europe burns

“The climate crisis is already here,” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told the Greek Parliament on Monday 24 July, following…

Weekly Data: is it better to take a cruise than fly?

Cruises in Europe emitted more sulphur than one billion cars – 4.4 times more cars than there are on the…

Electric planes will revolutionise regional travel

A little more than two miles from my home in Concord, California, sits Buchanan Field Airport. In its early days,…

Boeing boss delivers blow to sustainable aviation fuel hopes

Sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) will “never achieve the price of jet fuel”, Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun has said, complicating hopes…

Ultra-rich private jet travel has soared since the pandemic – and emissions followed

The private jet sector has boomed since the start of the pandemic, reveals a report from the progressive think tank…