Belfast International Airport, which is part of the VINCI Airports network, has been allocated £2.3 million in support via levelling-up funds from the UK government to aid VINCI Airports’ goal of achieving net-zero carbon emission by 2030 (Scopes 1 and 2) in all of its European airports.
According to a statement published on BelfastAirport.com, the support will allow Belfast International Airport to roll out two new electric buses for transporting passengers to and from aircraft; support the introduction of LED lighting to replace existing halide lights; and allow the airport to introduce fixed electrical ground power to replace aircraft power units or diesel generators.
Statement By Belfast International Airport’s Managing Director
The statement published on BelfastAirport.com quoted its managing director, Graham Keddie, as saying, “This is a terrific and much-needed boost – not just for our airport, but also for the wider aviation sector in Northern Ireland – as we all strive to cut our emissions. Belfast International Airport, supported by the environmental ambition of VINCI Airports, is moving forward to reach net-zero carbon emission […] within the next few years.
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“We greatly appreciate the support of the UK government in our efforts to achieve this, and the levelling-up funds will certainly assist us in achieving this. We thank all the departments and ministers, including DLUHC [the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities], the NIO, Treasury, and DfT for their support, as well as all the locally elected representatives and stakeholders who backed our bid, and we look forward to moving ahead with the roll-out of our carbon-cutting initiatives,” Keddie added.
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