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Thursday, May 23, 2024

There is currently "no realistic or scalable alternative" to standard kerosene-based jet fuels, and touted "sustainable aviation fuels" are well off track to replace them in a timeframe needed to avert dangerous climate change, despite public subsidies, the report by the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive thinktank, found.


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In the US, Joe Biden's administration has set a goal for 3bn gallons of sustainable aviation fuel, which is made from non-petroleum sources such as food waste, woody biomass and other feedstocks, to be produced by 2030, which it said will cut aviation's planet-heating emissions by 20%. Globally, flying accounts for about 2% of all emissions, with the world's wealthiest people the prime instigators of this form of pollution.


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"This is despite plenty of recent taxpayer support " last week, the US Congress agreed to authorize the Federal Aviation Administration for a further five years, with expanded funding for sustainable aviation fuels development. Tax breaks for producing these fuels are also offered via the Inflation Reduction Act."

Reducing inflation through tax breaks to the chemical industry.

#1 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2024-05-23 08:27 AM | Reply

Someone made a good argument.

Man made global warming is real.

So why allow private jets?

Even some GA aircraft are consuming enormous amounts of fuel per mile.

Seems like the laws would focus on inefficient miles per gallon transportation.

And just keep raising the bar.

Instead we demonize certain modes and fantasize about others.

#2 | Posted by oneironaut at 2024-05-25 04:53 PM | Reply

#1 I believe Biden said the Inflation Reduction Act was misnamed....

Those tax breaks make sense as it was nicknamed the Climate Change Policy.

#3 | Posted by oneironaut at 2024-05-25 04:56 PM | Reply

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