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IATA now has aspirations for aviation to be trendy “net zero by 2050” while keeping on flying
2021-10-19 14:23:00
IATA is now hoping it could achieve “net zero emissions by 2050”.  Previously it had aspired to emitting only half as much carbon by 2050, as it did in 2005. Climate experts consider two problems with “net zero by 2050” : the net part, and the date.  IATA hopes to get some technical efficiencies to cut carbon, but its real hope is finding fuels that cause the emission of far less carbon than fossil fuels, up to the moment they are burned in a jet engine. (These fuels will still produce most of the non-CO2 impacts at altitude, due to water vapour and other gas interactions). There are widely varying estimates of how much “low carbon” fuel – SAF or Sustainable Aviation Fuel in the jargon – will be available. The main hopes for producing it are forestry waste, domestic waste, or electro-fuels produced from “surplus” renewably generated electricity. No SAF can be produced and delivered to the plane, without creating some carbon emissions. So claiming any SAF is “zero carbon” is incorrect. If a plane burns 50% conventional jet fuel, and 50% of a fuel the production of which saved 65% of emissions, that plane will only produce 33% less carbon than if it burned only conventional kerosene. And being able to permanently store residual carbon, underground, for ever is highly questionable. .Tweet   IATA ANNOUNCES NET ZERO EMISSIONS BY 2050 TARGET FOR GLOBAL AIR TRANSPORT INDUSTRY 13th October, 2021  (AEF – Aviation Environment Federation) The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents the world’s airlines, has announced its commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. This replaces its previous, long-standing commitment to cut 2005 levels of emissions by 50% by 2050. With an increasing number of countries adopting goals of net emissions by 2050, IATA needed to show that the aviation sector is keeping up. Their revised target comes a

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