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Flight emissions calculations: Google Docs June 2, 2010

Filed under: Birmingham Recycled — Kellie Maddox @ 7:23 pm
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Finally finished the spreadsheet which shows a sample day’s departures from Birmingham Airport and each flight’s average carbon emissions (calculated on travelmath.com which works on an assumption of a 65% load factor with 139 seats per flight). Obviously this is a rough estimate but from this, my initial calculation of the total emissions saved at Birmingham Airport during the ‘original’ UK air space ban is as follows:

Average daily carbon emissions = 27.94 tonnes

Number of days planes grounded (originally) = 6

Average total emissions saved = 27.94 x 6 = 167.64 tonnes

Hurray! : )

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Data visualization: BBKA stats on bee colony loss rates

Filed under: Birmingham Recycled — Kellie Maddox @ 1:47 pm
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I recently found some stats from the British Beekeeping Association whilst searching for contacts. So I’ve had a play with Many Eyes to see what the stats look like in visual form – I have to say not that exciting but I think the tool would be great for bigger and more complex date sets. I’m sure there’s probably a way of embedding them here but since I can’t find it at the moment, try clicking here…. and here…