For the first time ever a company that does not operate a coal plant, come up with in the unflattering top 10 of the biggest sources of pollution in Europe. It tells the BBC.
On the EU Transport and Environment group's list of the biggest CO2 sinners in Europe airline Ryanair found its way. Last year rose lavprisselskabets emissions of carbon dioxide by 6.9 percent, despite the fact that brands itself as 'Europe's greenest airline'.
'We are number 1 in kulstofeffektivtet, and we will continue to lead the way', writes the airline on its website.
Overall, the increased emissions from air travel by 4.9 percent, according to new figures from the EU Commission according to the Engineer. At the same time, total CO2 emissions from the aviation industry in Europe has risen by 26.3 of percent over the past five years, while the total emission of greenhouse gas emissions actually go down.
The nine other forureningssyndere on the list, where Ryanair is the tenth, are all coal-fired power stations, and just get in a press release, the european environmental group Transport and Environment to call Ryanair and the other airlines for 'the new coal', and at the same time says that there is a need for stricter european regulation of the airlines, if their emissions are to be reduced.
the Environmental group fears that Ryanair will have the company of other airlines in the top 10 of the largest european sources of pollution, if not made to international rules in this area.
- This trend will only continue, to Europe discover that this under-taxation and underregulering of the sector must be stopped, says Andrew Murphy, luftfartschef in Transport and the Environment, in the press release.
Ekstra Bladet has tried to get a comment from Ryanair, but without success. We would like to have asked, how it hangs together, that they claim to be the greenest airline in Europe, while at the same time they pollute the most by all the airlines and is among the 10 biggest sources of pollution in Europe.
Ryanair flies according to the Engineer of each year, 130 million passengers, and the company inferred in 2018 9,9 megatons of greenhouse gases.