Passenger Terminal Today - Elizabeth Baker

Birmingham Airport (BHX) in the UK has published its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions report, revealing its emissions rose 12% in 2022 from its 2021 levels.

The increase has been attributed to severely reduced operations during the Covid-19 pandemic. Included in the report are emissions from aircraft on-stand power, engine testing and customer and staff journeys to work. Publishing a full GHG emissions inventory covering Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions is a first for BHX. The airport has asserted that this signals its intent to increase transparency and invite greater levels of public accountability as it progresses toward its goal of becoming a net zero carbon airport by 2033. One aspect of BHX’s plan to hit net zero by 2033 is sourcing 40% of its electricity from solar.

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