Published on September 29th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer0
Loganair Pledges Further Support Funding for Local Renewable Energy Projects
Loganair has announced that it will award a further £30,000 (€33,000) to organisations across the UK and Northern Ireland in support of local renewable energy projects as part of its Greenskies Community Fund. As part of the airline’s journey to Net-Zero by 2030, earlier this year, the airline distributed £5,000 grants to six companies across Scotland, supporting them to establish projects such as small-scale wind systems, solar panels, small-scale hydropower, and charging point stations for electric vehicles. Building on the success of the first round of funding, the airline now hopes to support more projects with further grants. Applications for round two of the Community Fund scheme are now invited and the airline has extended the eligibility to organisations in other parts of the country as it builds on its commitment to serving regions across the UK and Northern Ireland. Loganair recently celebrated the first anniversary of its Dublin-Aberdeen route and resumed its Dublin-Inverness/Scottish Highlands route after the Covid lockdown.
Loganair’s GreenSkies programme was launched in July 2021 with the introduction of a small mandatory carbon offsetting charge levied on all flights, with the money invested in accredited offsetting schemes. The airline is involved in a wide range of additional initiatives to manage and mitigate the environmental impact of flying and is the only UK regional carrier participating in the UK Government’s “Jet Zero Council” initiative to de-carbonise air travel.