Thursday, November 09, 2006

Green...its the new Blue.

The BBC. site ran an article entitled 'Police need to cut down flights'.

The commissioner was challenged by a Green party member regarding the amount the police spent on Air travel WITHIN the UK last year. Apparently its 8.2 million.This amounts to 6,000 tonnes of CO2 emitted during the flights.
Now unless each entire flight was completely occupied by Old Bill (though if the offer was made then I am sure we could make up the numbers) then the emissions going from A to B each time are not really down to us in particular.
However Mr Blair was apparently impressed by the logic and will take it away and look into it.

The figures, if correct, are interesting in that there were apparently 169 official flights on short haul. If this costs 8 and a bit million then that's about 50000 a flight.
I don't know who is responsible for booking air transport but they should shop around more.


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