22 JULY 2019


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Article from BTNews 22 JULY 2019

Solar initiative at Doncaster Sheffield

Plans to build a £2m solar farm which will generate 25% of Doncaster Sheffield Airport’s energy and drastically reduce its carbon footprint have been unveiled by the airport’s owner and operator the Peel Group in the presence of aviation minister Baroness Vere.

The minister was also there to see the airport sign up to the Women in Aviation and Aerospace charter, which makes a commitment to building a more balanced and fair industry for women.

The solar farm, part of DSA’s current masterplan, is due to be operational in 2020 and is forecast to save 220 tonnes of carbon every year – the equivalent of boiling 2.2m kettles annually.

Baroness Vere said: “To bring about real change in transport, we need to do things differently. From decreasing carbon emissions at airports to increasing female representation, the aviation industry is acting now to safeguard our future.

“Today’s investment shows airports are finding practical ways to become cleaner and greener, and Doncaster Sheffield’s commitment to the women in aviation charter is another vote of confidence in our work to build a fairer sector for all.”

DSA’s 20-year masterplan expects passenger numbers to double from the current 1.45m this year within five years.


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