East Midlands Airport has invested £3 million in environmental energy initiatives.
Airport authorities are hoping to install wind turbines capable of generating ten per cent of the hub’s total electricity and will begin work in 2009.
The announcement was made at this year’s Travel Trade Gazette Awards and will contribute towards the airport’s goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2012.
Meanwhile, commenting at the launch of the hub’s Big Green Week initiative last week, the airport’s Kelly McHugh explained that staff were "working hard" to make operations carbon neutral.
East Midlands Airport also had two additional reasons to celebrate at the Travel Trade Gazette Awards.
The hub scooped two accolades and was named Star Regional Airport and Airport of the Year ahead of its competitors, Luton and Birmingham airports.
Penny Coates, managing director at the hub, said: "These awards show the confidence, trust and respect our colleagues in the travel industry have for the airport and we are delighted that this has been recognised in a very competitive marketplace."