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BA Completes First Sustainable Fuel-powered Passenger Flight

BA Completes First Sustainable Fuel-powered Passenger Flight

On Tuesday of last week (14 September 2021) British Airways flight BA1476 became the airline’s first passenger flight to be powered purely by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The flight went from London Heathrow to Glasgow and was carbon-neutral, using one of airline’s new ‘sustainability aircraft’. The flight took slightly less than an hour and was designed to demonstrate...
New low-cost rail service from London to Edinburgh

New low-cost rail service from London to Edinburgh

Next month Lumo – a new low cost rail service from London to Scotland – takes to the rails. The company, created by the FirstGroup travel company, plans to offer fares for significantly less than existing rail prices on the same route. One-way fares will be £20 in their initial opening offer, with 60% of...
45% of Brits would choose train travel over flying

45% of Brits would choose train travel over flying

We were very encouraged to read a new survey by YouGov for Omio shows that 57% of Brits are willing to make more environmentally-friendly travel choices. According to the research this compares with 45% in Germany and 40% in France. 45% of Brits would choose train travel over flying 45% of Brits surveyed said that they...
Italo success shows appetite for train travel in Europe

Italo success shows appetite for train travel in Europe

We’re looking forward to the opening of the new Midnight Trains project – planning to bring back overnight trains across Europe. They’ll be following in the footsteps of another successful new company who have been showing the appetite for train travel on the continent – Italo. Early innovator of high-speed train travel The company was...
Chamonix partners with Kia Electric Vehicles

Chamonix partners with Kia Electric Vehicles

Chamonix has started a new three-year partnership in which the car maker Kia will provide electric vehicles for the resort. The resort already has a great reputation for sustainability and is a verified ‘Flocon Vert’ resort under the Mountain Riders scheme. Marc HEDRICH, President of Kia France said: “The relationship between Kia and Chamonix is...
Serre Chevalier focuses on Renewable Energy

Serre Chevalier focuses on Renewable Energy

Serre Chevalier was one of the first ski areas in France to produce its own electricity since they started their renewable energy program in 2018. The resort plans to generate 50% of its electricity requirements by 2025 and to reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2030. There are three pillars to their plan: Hydroelectricity...
Mountain Wilderness launch 'Installations Obsoletes' website

Mountain Wilderness launch ‘Installations Obsoletes’ website

For more than 20 years now, the French organisation Mountain Wilderness have been co-ordinating operations to dismantle obsolete installations in the mountains. It could be discarded piles of junk, concrete remains, pylons and cables left over from unused ski lifts or even abandoned buildings and shelters. Mountain Wilderness have recently launched a website listing all...
Mountain Riders create 'zero waste' campaign

Mountain Riders create ‘zero waste’ campaign

The Mountain Riders environmental group are launching a new national zero waste reduction program waste in the mountains, to be called “Montagne Zéro Déchet”. The plan is to increase the number of clearing sessions and to encourage the reduction of waste at source and will coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the lobbying group. The...
Is travelling by train still safe in the ‘new normal’?

Is travelling by train still safe in the ‘new normal’?

Are you looking forward to travelling again once lockdown ends, but are concerned about the risk of taking a train journey? You shouldn’t be: don’t be put off the greenest form of transport. Risk of Infection is less than 0.01%  According to research by the RSSB (Rail Safety and Standards Board), the risk of Covid-19...
The Green Session: Your Free Guide to 'Eco' ski wear

The Green Session: Your Free Guide to ‘Eco’ ski wear

This is a great resource from the Green Session team for anyone thinking about buying new ski wear but also trying to minimise their impact on the environment. Cut through the ‘greenwash’ Created by Frenchmen Pierre and Vincent, the guide aims to cut through ‘greenwashing’ and while the technical aspects of products are important and...
Eurostar At Risk Without Government Support (Update 18 Jan 21)

Eurostar At Risk Without Government Support (Update 18 Jan 21)

UPDATE 18 JANUARY 2021 News outlets are reporting today that Eurostar is facing ‘an existential threat’. Eurostar was ‘not asking for special treatment’, but access to the same help as companies in similar positions (e.g. airlines) have received, such as business rates relief and loans. “Without additional funding from government, there is a real risk...
The world's First Hydrogen-Powered Snow Groomer

The world’s First Hydrogen-Powered Snow Groomer

Italian manufacturer Prinoth has announced the first hydrogen-powered snow groomer. The new LEITWOLF h2MOTION piste basher will be powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and is currently being tested by the South Tyrolean company. Prinoth also has a fully electric model, the HUSKY eMOTION, in development. Anton Seeber, president of the HTI group, said: “For us,...