Sweden to increase airport fees for less fuel efficient planes;…

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Sweden to increase airport fees for less fuel efficient planes;…

Sweden to increase airport fees for less fuel efficient planes; danger of promoting bio jet fuels
2021-03-23 12:31:00
The Swedish government plans to charge airlines more at takeoff and landing if their aircraft are less fuel efficient.  It must be approved by parliament. The plan might take effect in July and means that newer and less inefficient aircraft will benefit from the scheme, while older planes, more fuel-hungry planes will be hit with higher fees.  Sweden may be the first to do this.  It will affect Arlanda airport in Stockholm and Landvetter in Gothenburg, and the plan is still under discussion and being fine-tuned. However, it will consider aircraft using biofuels as low carbon. There are only very tiny amounts of biofuel available, that do not cause considerable environmental harm. Some can be produced from woody waste, from the wood industry. Some from domestic waste. It is expensive to produce. The cheapest source of these fuels would be palm oil, which would have very negative impacts on biodiversity, competing with land for human food, and also in reality produce as much CO2 over the full life-cycle as fossil kerosene. .Tweet There is a lot of hype about  biofuels in Sweden: eg. Sweden to increase airport fees for high-polluting planes Climate impact, such as use of biofuels, to be taken into account when calculating charges, says government Agence France-Presse Tue 23 Mar 2021  (Guardian) Sweden plans to charge airlines more at takeoff and landing if their aircraft are more polluting, the government has said. The measure is set to go into effect in July and means that newer and more effici

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