Can The Airline Industry Live Without Fossil Fuels? – MENAFN.COM


The global war on emissions has exploded in recent years, with every company, industry, and government on earth now desperately attempting to reduce its carbon footprint. From the introduction of carbon taxes to the adoption of electric vehicles and the rising market share of renewable energy, carbon is under attack. But not all industries are equal, and the aviation industry, in particular, has proven incredibly hard to decarbonize.

Today, we will take a look at why jet fuel is so hard to replace and whether it will ever be possible to fly emissions-free. How Much Carbon Do Planes Emit?While the transportation sector is responsible for 16% of global emissions, the aviation industry accounts for only 2% of global emissions. That may be surprising for some, as flying is the single most carbon-intensive thing that an individual can do, but it makes sense when you consider the size of other industries in the world. So while it is important to more...