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Flying green: making air travel more sustainable

Is there a way to make air travel more sustainable for those times when we can't avoid flying?

In the age of cheap air travel, flying to exotic destinations has become commonplace. But planes are some of the nastiest offenders in terms of the environment, emitting lots of greenhouse gases into the upper atmosphere. Our era of cheap sunny holidays doesn't sit too well with increasing concern about the future of the world.

Is there a way to make air travel more sustainable for those times when we can't avoid flying? Boeing are building an airliner that uses biofuel to make its journeys, and we'll have one of their top environmental strategists, Bill Glover, here to explain how it works. Ian Poll, an expert from Greener By Design will also be on the panel, looking at what else we can do to make air travel more sustainable, and where air travel fits into the UK's larger plan for getting greener. How much can we improve current technology and what will the future of aviation look like? Will we ever have an emission-free plane? Join us and see how designers and engineers are injecting a bit of green into the clear blue sky.


Bill Glover | talks
Prof Ian Poll | talks


Date and Time:

24 April 2008 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Royal Institution
21 Albemarle Street
020 7409 2992

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£8 standard, £6 concessions, £4 Ri members

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www.rigb.org or call 020 7409 2992

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