New techniques could cut airlines’ massive emissions

Climate Economy

New techniques could cut airlines’ massive emissions

Experts say new innovations and bold reform could help make a notoriously dirty industry greener. A planned expansion of London Heathrow Airport could up its carbon emissions by 60% according to a study published by aviation watchdog AirportWatch. The report, which drew from studies and data from multiple sources, noted that aviation accounts for 2.4% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions and that demand for flights is projected to double within the next two decades.  If the industry’s current decarbonization goals weren’t met, aviation could contribute up to one quarter…

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