Gatwick airport publishes report on its carbon emissions
change. This may be the first time a major UK airport has assessed its impact
on climate change.
local authorities and Gatwick airport.
They do admit to being responsible for emissions during take-off and landing (another
first?) but disclaim any responsibility for emissions during the cruise phase
airport heating system and fit energy saving bulbs, but no mention of the proposed
increase of 20,000 flights a year as a result of a recent planning application
to extend the North Terminal.
of fossil fuels, i.e. gas, oil, LPG, refrigerants and companyowned
Emissions associated with the use of electricity imported from
the grid or from a third party supplier of energy in the form of
heat or electricity
Emissions as a direct consequence of the use of goods or
services provided by the company. Sources include aircraft
movements, passenger & staff travel to the airport, airside
activities, waste disposal, water, business travel.
is probably about equal to the national average – less than from Heathrow but
more than from other airports. That would indicate that aircraft from Gatwick
on their outward journeys emit about 6.5 Mt of CO2.
and Germany, as shown below. This is due to the presence of international hub
airports in these countries and the large number of international flights from
Irish Republic 2%