Stansted Airport hosts green travel conference
Mon, 28 Sep, 2009
Stansted Airport has hosted a conference on how the aviation industry can become greener.
The Airport Operators Association regional conference saw MEPs, business organisations and aviation groups gather with representatives from airports in the east of England to discuss how the region's transport infrastructure is meeting the environmental challenges posed by 21st century travel.
Dr Andy Jefferson, Stansted Airport's head of environment, told the event that Stansted takes its environmental responsibilities seriously and had invested in a wood-chip biomass boiler last year.
"This has already helped us reduce our gas consumption at the airport by over 40 per cent," he said.
"This summer we also published our first Airport Carbon Footprint.
He added that all areas of the airport's operation are being examined in an attempt to reduce the tonnage of carbon dioxide produced by Stansted.
Stansted Airport is the third busiest airport in the UK, serving over 20 million passengers each year.