Wales’ Cardiff Airport has unveiled a timeline of immediate and short-term environmental goals, to be delivered in line with its plans to become a carbon-neutral airport.
Cardiff Airport’s Environmental Flight Path has been developed with the support of Cardiff Airport’s Board, the Welsh government, the Airport Operators Association and WSP consultancy. It is a framework developed to track environmental and sustainability successes that have already been achieved, while setting immediate and short-term goals.
These include: sourcing 100% of the power supply from renewable and clean energy sources by October 2019; introducing electric vehicle charge points across car parks by November 2019; installing smart meters across the site to closely monitor energy consumption by January 2020; and commissioning and installing a solar PV farm on the airport site by 2021.
Deb Bowen Rees, CEO of Cardiff Airport, said, “Our Environmental Flight Path will continue as a living and breathing strategy that will be used as a benchmark for success but, importantly, it will be reviewed and expanded over time to include mid- and long-term goals as we move through the next 20 years and realize our masterplan for 2040 and ultimately become a carbon-neutral airport.”