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Zero-emission aviation project takes off at Orkney's Kirkwall Airport

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Internal flights between the Orkney Islands are to become greener. A recently launched eighteen-month project will test various low carbon emission aircraft on short routes between the islands. The aircraft power sources will include hydrogen fuel cells, batteries, and sustainable aviation fuels. The project will also assess the feasibility of using drones for delivering medical supplies.

These trials are part of a broader plan announced by the Scottish Government to create "UK's first operationally-based, low-carbon aviation test centre" based at Orkney's Kirkwall Airport. The project, acronym SATE (Sustainable Aviation Test Environment), includes a large consortium of players from various sectors, including academia, industry specialists, local businesses, and the public sector.

Scotland's Michael Matheson, the Transport Secretary for Scotland, said that the project formed a significant step in Scotland's plan to decarbonise scheduled passenger flights within the country by 2040.
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Solar photovoltaic revolution - PV's take centre stage in worlds energy economy

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The world is bathed in energy beamed directly from our sun. The energy content of solar radiation is sufficient to supply all the planet's power requirements multiple times over. Unlike coal and other fossil fuels, the sun's energy will never run out. It is also entirely non-polluting, and doesn't result in carbon dioxide emissions. But converting ...
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