Environment & Energy Report

EasyJet to Offset Carbon as Airlines React to Flight Shaming

Nov. 19, 2019, 12:20 PM

Low-cost airline EasyJet Plc said it will become the first carrier to offset carbon emissions from all its flights as the industry responds to a growing outcry over its contribution to climate change.

“It’s not to say that this is the perfect solution, we know it’s an interim step before new technologies come into play,” Chief Executive Officer Johan Lundgren told Bloomberg Television in an interview. “We do believe this is absolutely in line with what our customers increasingly want companies to do.”

Johan Lundgren
Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The airline will spend an estimated 25 million pounds ($32.3 million) on projects that include the...

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