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AIR CHARTER SERVICE GOES CARBONNEUTRAL®

6 November 2007

Air Charter Service (‘ACS’), one of the leading names in passenger and cargo air chartering, today announces that it will be off-setting CO2 emissions generated by its worldwide offices purchased through The CarbonNeutral Company.

Through the programme, ACS will off-set emissions from its international operations which are predominantly generated through staff business travel, between its offices in London, New York, Moscow and Dubai. This is calculated at 1,543 tonnes of CO2 annually, by The Edinburgh Centre of Carbon Management.

ACS chose to partner with the CarbonNeutral Company because of its reputation, commitment to quality standard and transparency through PWC auditing its offset projects.

ACS has chosen to off-set its emissions by investing in the Waste Gas Power Project, a methane capture project in the Rhine-Ruhr area of Germany. The methane capture comes from three disused coal mines in the Rhine-Ruhr valleys in Germany where methane is still escaping from the open mine shafts. Methane is 21 times more polluting than CO2 and, when captured, can be used to generate electricity and heat for domestic use. Burning methane produces one molecule of CO2 and two molecules of water, greatly reducing the impact of the emissions.

Tony Bauckham, Managing Director of ACS, said:
“We are delighted to announce that we are off-setting our emissions from our worldwide operations through The CarbonNeutral Company. We are extremely conscious of the impact of CO2 on the environment and feel it is essential that we play our part in helping to tackle the issue, particularly with the large amount of business travel we have to do as a company.”
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