Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Midland Airports going green

East Midlands Airport installed wind turbines back in May 2011 to reduce the airports reliance on mains supply electricity: meaning smaller electricity bills for the airport and less pollution for the environment:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-13343937

Now it seems Birmingham Airport is following suit, with photovoltaic cells on the terminal roof:
http://www.birminghamairport.co.uk/meta/news/2012/02/solarpanels-news-article.aspx
These will power lighting and automatic doors, and again will cut bills and emissions.

Even though these energy improvements are negligable compared to the emissions of aircraft, these technologies are only just becoming economically viable and we need to start somewhere: on the ground seems a sensible place to do that.

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