TNPSC Current Affairs April 2017
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport gets carbon neutrality status
The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport ,Hyderabad has received the carbon neutrality status by Airports Council International(ACI) for achieving Level 3+ neutrality status.
ACI has introduced the Carbon Accreditation programme in 2009 efforts to manage and reduce the carbon emissions. It comprises of 4 levels, Level1-Mapping. Level 2 – reduction, Level 3 – Optimisation and level 3 + - Neutrality.
About the Achievment:
- RGIA has achieved the Level 1 and 2 in 2012, level 3 in 2013 and level 4 in 2017 which is the highest accreditation.
- It is because of the sustainable environmental measures like proactive energy conservation measure, generation of renewable evergy 5 MW solar power plant, carbon sinking through extensive greenbelt and various other environment protection initiatives
- Also migrating to energy efficient LED lighting for the entire airport