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Richard Branson ‘has a lot of making up to do’

Aside from growing a beard that outshines both Noel Edmonds’s and Santa Claus’s put together, Richard Branson has been spreading a bit of environmental love as he goes. There was the Virgin Earth Prize, Chinese clean tech firm not to mention the biofuel powered plane, to mention a few highlights.

There’s no denying Branson has been one busy little bearded bee.

Only how does all his green work sit alongside his 1 cent Virgin plane fares and crisscrossing the globe using emission-generating air travel?

Apparently, it’s something that Richard has been contemplating. Probably while scratching his beard. According to the The Star, the hirsute one believes that it’s impossible to put the mockers on flying itself and rather everyone should get on with working out some tasty green fuel alternatives.

“I’ve got a lot of making up to do, but I obviously hope that very soon we’ll have clean fuels in the planes that we operate so that they won’t, hopefully, be damaging the environment,” says Branson.


  • MARE Initiative
    Posted February 19, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Hilarious ! This is the same guy who rejected downright to talk to us under the pretext “this project is not in our strategic interest” (e-mail available from us)
    PR talk to sell this airline tickets, that’s all !


  • Peter
    Posted February 18, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    How are all those nifty ideas going, actually?

    There’s also the small matter of that mighty column of something probably less than climatically benign that pops out of Virgin Galactic, to enable a few mega-rich punters have their Kodak moment before availing themselves of the wee bag in the seat back.

    But then if we don’t have stuff like this we can’t explore new worlds, and boldy go and propagate and pollute where no ma… er.. person has before.

    Beam me up, Scotty! (I believe his ashes are on the tour).

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