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Heathrow Airport Targets Zero Carbon, Zero Waste by 2050

Heathrow Airport Targets Zero Carbon, Zero Waste by 2050

London’s Heathrow airport has launched a sustainability strategy that, among other targets, includes using 100 percent renewable energy by April and operating a zero-carbon, zero-waste airport by 2050.

Heathrow Airport Saves $310,000, 130 Million Liters of Water Using GE Water Treatments

Heathrow Airport Saves $310,000, 130 Million Liters of Water Using GE Water Treatments

London’s Heathrow Airport has saved more than 130 million liters of water annually using General Electric’s water treatment technologies, GE says, adding that its technologies also saved the UK’s largest airport $310,000 in a year. Thirty-nine cooling towers across four terminals at the airport were treated with GE’s corrosion inhibitor, … Read more »

Business, UK Government Pledge to Cut Carbon in Infrastructure

London Heathrow Airport, construction group Skanska and energy company National Grid are among the businesses that have signed on to a joint industry and UK government initiative that aims to reduce carbon in infrastructure, which the government says could save as much as 24 million metric tons of carbon and … Read more »

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All Nippon Airways Finds Defective Wiring in Boeing Dreamliner

All Nippon Airways said it discovered defective wiring in the engine fire-extinguishing system on three of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners, another in a long line of problems that has plagued the fuel-efficient aircraft. A separate 787 operated by Japan Airlines was forced to turn back to Tokyo midflight for the … Read more »

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Boeing Dreamliner Fire Investigation Focuses on Honeywell Beacon

A Honeywell emergency beacon may have caused last week’s fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and should be turned off, British aviation officials said yesterday. Boeing says it supports the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch’s (AAIB) recommendations and remains “confident the 787 is safe.” Also on Thursday, a Japan Airlines … Read more »

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How Will Boeing’s Woes Affect Airlines’ Fuel-Efficiency Quest?

The most recent Boeing 787 Dreamliner fire, coupled with other safety concerns, will slow “the introduction of some lightweight innovations for fuel efficiency,” Lux Research analyst Cosmin Laslau tells Environmental Leader. In the latest in a string of unfortunate incidents for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, an airplane operated by Ethiopian … Read more »

Unilever, Heathrow Execs Urge Decarbonization

Executives of Unilever, Heathrow Airport and other major companies have written to the UK prime minister to urge decarbonization of the power sector, as a survey of almost 3,500 firms reveals businesses are increasingly worried about energy security. The letter, which was organized by the Prince of Wales’s UK Corporate … Read more »

Coke, M&S, Timberland Win Ethical Corporation Awards

Timberland, Marks & Spencer, software company Credit 360, Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO John Brock and Life Technologies Corporation’s chief sustainability officer Cristina Amorim are among the Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Forum awards winners for 2012. The annual awards honor companies’ and individuals’ contributions to sustainable business practices. Timberland won best sustainability … Read more »