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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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2 Responses to “Flight emissions calculations: Google Docs”

  1. You should write this up as a story and pitch it to the Post or Mail (or Mercury or The Press)


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