Canadian Biomass Magazine

Biden administration pushed for support to make air travel greener

February 19, 2021
By Canadian Biomass Magazine

The Biden administration is being urged to back an increase in subsidies for lower-carbon aviation fuel to not only fight climate change, but to help in a greener recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. President Joe Biden has planned to decarbonize the country’s economy by 2050. The Air Transport Action Group says air travel’s contribution of about two per cent of the global greenhouse gas emissions is likely to rapidly increase unless a switch is made to sustainable aviation fuel.

Because sustainable aviation fuel is three to four times more expensive than tradition jet fuel, government support would be required.

To read the full story from the Financial Post, click here.


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