28 Aug '12, 2pm

A third runway at Heathrow would leave society £5bn worse off - read our 2010 report 'Grounded'

“This new report establishes robust, well-rounded evidence for what many in business and civil society have suspected all along – that the case for a third runway at Heathrow is at best incomplete and at worst completely flawed. By taking an approach based on Social Return on Investment analysis, nef has produced a more rounded and realistic analysis of the costs and benefits of Runway 3 .” - from the foreword by Ian Cheshire, Group CEO of Kingfisher plc nef (the new economics foundation) has conducted a detailed, independent re-evaluation of the case for a third runway at Heathrow airport. Our study finds that the costs of the Runway 3 proposal outweigh the benefits by at least £5 billion. In light of our analysis and in view of the formidable targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions our conclusion is that expanding Heathrow cannot be justified. In January 2009 the S...

Full article: http://www.neweconomics.org/publications/grounded

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