Monday, December 22, 2008
Air New Zeland goes Green !
Another airline goes green : Air NZ is enabling passengers to buy carbon credits - and the fees go directly into projects like the Tararua wind farm on New Zealand's north island.
Air NZ is also optimizing things like speed and weight with the goal of reducing their carbon emissions by 100,000 tons in five years.
More important, they plan to become the first airline in the world to test a biofuel made from the nut of an Indian plant, called jatropha. They'll test it later this year and already plan to be using it on 50 percent of domestic flights by 2013.
Let's follow this !
More info at http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/aboutus/environment/