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June 17, 2009
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DFW International Airport Adds Green Energy Contracts
from Environmental Leader
DFW International Airport, the world’s third-busiest airport, has purchased a new electricity and green energy contract through World Energy Exchange, operated by World Energy Solutions in Worcester, Mass. Through multiple online auctions, World Energy, an operator of online exchanges for energy and green commodities, helped DFW secure a term electricity contract for nearly 300,000,000 kWh. More

With Eye on Airports, City to Begin Culling Geese
from The New York Times
Reacting to the bird strike that resulted in the nearly disastrous ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in January, government agencies announced new efforts on to control the region’s noisy, prolific and seemingly indefatigable Canada geese. More

Emission Trading –The Future?
from Aviation International News
There is little doubt that Europe has forced the global debate on emissions trading in aviation, but over the past year several other proposals have emerged that could cast doubt on the long-term viability of Europe’s fledgling project. Tim Johnson, director of the Aviation Environment Federation, told lawyers gathered for the third annual Euromoney Air Law conference that alternative schemes could yet come to the fore. More

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Oregon Airport Building to be 'Showcase' for Recycling Sewage
from USA Today
A new $241 million office building at Portland International Airport will be a showcase for recycling sewage to help sustain the environment. Starting next spring, travelers will be able to step into the lobby of the 10-story building surrounded by a lush, vibrant ecosystem thriving off human waste. More

European Airports to Launch New Carbon Reduction Scheme
from GreenWire via ClickGreen
European airports are to launch a new carbon measuring scheme with the aim of reducing the impact of their operations on the environment. The Airport Carbon Accreditation program will be the first international and independently-verified certification scheme for the measuring, reporting and reducing of carbon emissions from airport operations. More

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Passengers Should Pay Global Carbon Tax, says British Airways Chief
from Times Online
Airline passengers should pay a global tax on carbon and accept an increase in the cost of flying for the sake of the environment, the chief executive of British Airways said. The airline is the first in the world to propose that all airline passengers should pay an additional sum which would be likely to rise steadily over time. BA is proposing that the tax should raise at least $5 billion a year to be used to combat tropical deforestation and help developing companies to adapt to climate change. More

Airport Considers 'Green' Initiatives
from The Ithaca Journal
Tompkins County has long been on the forefront of sustainability in New York, and now it wants to take it to a higher plane - the aviation industry. Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport may become the first airport in the country to develop a "green master plan," a 20-year framework to guide future airport development, with the end goal of becoming an environmentally responsible and sustainable enterprise. More

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Is the Future of Biofuels in Algae?
from Renewable Energy World
As America tries to wean itself off of fossil fuels, it is turning to renewable sources of energy such as wind, solar, hydroelectric and biomass. The transportation industry relies almost entirely on petroleum, and it accounted for almost 30 percent of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2006. Transportation is the fastest growing source of GHG emissions, according to the U.S. EPA. More


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