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Edinburgh Airport tops UK Carbon League Table

27 March 2013

Edinburgh Airport is continuing to demonstrate its commitment to climate change after being placed highest out of any UK airport in the second Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) Energy Efficiency League Table, published annually by the Environment Agency.

The CRC scheme, which aims to significantly lower UK carbon emissions, sees participating companies annually report their energy consumption to receive a score which represents their efforts in reducing emissions.

David Wilson, Edinburgh Airport's Chief Operating Officer, said: "As Scotland's busiest Airport we are committed to being as energy efficient as possible. The fact that we have been ranked the highest of all the UK airports is a great boost and helps highlight the work we do to make our airport as carbon conscious as possible."

In 2012 Edinburgh Airport also successfully gained a Carbon Masters Standard for recognition of its reduction in carbon emissions by 3% compared to the two years previous. It is the first airport in Scotland to be awarded with such a standard.

Julie McKinney, Edinburgh Airport's Energy and Waste Manager, said: "We have been working closely with a number of external partners and organisations to help reduce carbon emissions.

"We have joined forces with the National Air Traffic Control Service (NATS) and airline companies to promote the most fuel-efficient flying techniques for landing aircraft. This initiative won the Best Environmental Initiative category at the 2012 Airport Operators Association Conference."

Edinburgh Airport has continued to demonstrate its commitment to the environment throughout the last 12 months after installing LED lighting in the baggage hall, helping to reduce electricity costs. By also changing the way it operates the terminal heating system, the airport has saved 19% of gas compared to 2011.