NGOs write to aviation Minister, asking that public money is…

NGOs write to aviation Minister, asking that public money is…

Ten environmental organisations, that are concerned about the environmental impact of aviation, have sent a public letter to the Transport Minister, Mark Harper, asking that development of allegedly “sustainable” aviation fuels should NOT be given public funding. The organisations say it would be grossly unfair for taxpayer money to be given to this, bearing in mind that a majority of people in the UK either do not fly in any one year, or take just one return flight. The majority of flights are taken by a minority, more affluent than average. The letter says that  “Industry-funded” should mean that the costs of any revenue support mechanism should be paid for solely by the aviation sector.  Also that taxes such as Air Passenger Duty should not be earmarked for SAF research, but go towards public funding. They say that at no point should there be any potential for Treasury money to be used to cover any scheme costs; the scheme should be administered by a body that is not the Treasury, similar to how the Low Carbon Contracts Company operates regarding renewable energy generation. . Tweet     Public letter to: Rt. Hon Mark Harper, Rt. Hon Anthony Browne Great Minster House 33 Horseferry

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