Which airports are investing in environmental measures?
With another batch of scare stories about melting Arctic ice, airports again must brace themselves for a further round of what has, like security spending, become a very significant cost item. This short report highlights examples of the proposals for, uptake of, and spending on, environmental measures by airports in the six months from Mar-2012 to Aug-2012 – the mundane, the innovative and the faintly comical (such as waterless urinals, a compost programme and the recycling of cooking oil) – that have come to the attention of CAPA. Two of the notable trends are an increase in the use of solar panels and of electric vehicles and attendant charging stations. [5987 words]
Unlock the following content in this report:
- Long term weather forecast
- UK CAA launches four-year programme to improve environmental performance
- Stansted Airport hits recycling target three years early
- Newquay Airport Solar Park to supply airport and National Grid
- Fraport applies environmental targets in 17 fields
- 300 solar panels on Geneva Airport’s roof
- Waterless relief
- Greece – Athens Airport supports local communities
- North America – three projects in California
- Newark, JFK and BWI turn to solar power
- Cleveland recycles cooking oil into bio fuel
- Asia – India in the vanguard
- Plastic banned in Bangalore
- Hong Kong’s modest ambition – to be the world’s greenest airport
- Focus on bird control at Tokyo Haneda
- Recycling for profit at Fujairah
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