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    Climate Change

    Air Pollution: What Should Be Done About It?

    Air pollution is the biggest environmental threat to health, with 36,000 deaths a year just in the UK alone attributed to exposure, with many more experiencing a lower quality of life due to toxic air. Figure 1: Kitzbuhel, Austria A huge impact on air pollution comes from an indoor…

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    France Passes Climate Law
    Climate Change

    France Passes Climate Law

    France has passed new laws aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the country. The laws include : Rules preventing landlords from renting properties that are badly insulated. Bans of some single-use food packaging as of 2025. Domestic flights to be scrapped if a train can make the same journey in…

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    Novel Shapes for Solar Panels

    Background Solar panels are now a common source of renewable energy generation and becoming a common part of urban landscapes. They can range from a large-scale solar farm to a few solar panels on the roof of a bungalow, for example. How solar panels look might change in the future…

  • Glint and Glare
    Glint and Glare

    Visual Circuits and Glint and Glare Overview

    Overview The visual circuit is a specified path in which an aircraft flies visually in the airspace around an aerodrome. These are utilised at aerodromes all across the UK and internationally and come in various shapes and sizes. Visual circuits are becoming a more common receptor for assessment within glint…

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    Uncategorized

    Aviation Fuel Tax to Cut EU Carbon Emissions

    Overview The EU has released plans as part of the new EU Energy Taxation Directive (ETD) to increase taxes on polluting fuels and implement a levy on kerosene across the EU. As one of the 12 policies announced by the European Commission, the plan is part of a wider restructuring…

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    Do Planners Consider Climate Change
    Climate Change

    Do Planners Consider Climate Change?

    The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) states that a “town planner helps communities, companies and politician to decide on the best way to use land and buildings” with a main aim for “achieving sustainability”. However, when it comes to climate change, just how much are town planners required to do?…

  • Aviation
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    AviationClimate Change

    Could Surfing the Wind Make Aircraft Travel Greener?

    Background With the UK committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050, reducing CO2 emissions remains a long-term challenge. In previous articles we’ve examined the practical options for eliminating carbon emissions from the aviation sector. CO2 emissions from aviation make up approximately 12% of all transport emissions globally. While lockdowns…

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    Climate Change

    Poland to Shut Down Europe’s Most Polluting Power Plant

    Introduction After calls from the EU, Poland’s region of Łódź (pronounced: ‘Woodge’) has announced that the European Union’s most polluting coal plant, Bełchatów (pronounced: ‘Belcha-tow’), will be closed by 2036, while its mines are to be closed by 2038. The news of the closing of the coal power plant has…

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