Hampshire Air traffic control giant vows to become greener

Air traffic controller in action'Photo: Steve Parsons/PA
Air traffic controller in action'Photo: Steve Parsons/PA
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AIR traffic control firm NATS has vowed to switch to renewable gas and electric in a bid to protect the environment.

From April, more than 90 per cent of the electricity and gas used across NATS ‘main sites – including is base at Swanwick – will be green energy, obtained from biomethane and non-fossil fuel sources.

This change is part of a wider piece of work to make NATS’ estate as environmentally friendly as possible – including a reduction in plastic use, encouraging eco-friendly travel options and seeking to minimise all types of waste.

The latest changes will reduce the overall amount of CO2 pumped out by the Whiteley-based organisation an estimated 21,223 tonnes a year.

Ian Jopson, head of environmental and community affairs, said: ‘I’m really pleased we’re able to continue driving sustainability through all aspects of the NATS business, further cementing our commitment to sustainability.’