Ongoing emissions from

… greenwashed fuels and engines


The aviation industry uses marketing greenwash and accounting tricks to mislead you into thinking that actual flight emissions from ‘Sustainable’ Aviation Fuel (SAF) are a fraction of those from fossil jet fuel. A jet never burns pure SAF, so a common 50:50 blend with fossil jet fuel doubles claimed emissions. And actual flight CO2 emissions are additionally more than claimed, by the amount of CO2 drawn down in making the fuel. Furthermore SAF still creates non-CO2 emissions twice as warming as actual flight CO2 emissions.

Aviation Wants Sustainable Fuels. The Problem Is There Isn’t Enough

IATA: 2023’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production Rates Were Twice As High As 2022

Cooking oil just fueled a transatlantic flight. But is it a solution or a distraction?

Limitations to sustainable renewable jet fuels production attributed to cost than energy-water-food resource availability

Looking for a Greener Way to Fly

Biden administration to release aviation fuel subsidy guidance by end of week – sources

Biden backs ethanol industry on low-emission aviation fuel tax credits

GE completes testing sustainable aviation fuel on 10th aircraft engine model

Qantas calls on Canberra to back sustainable aviation fuel industry

Qantas Airbus A220s Will Transform Australian Regional Flying In 2024

Qantas Group responds to aviation green Paper

These Major Airlines Just Flew Planes Powered Entirely by Sustainable Aviation Fuel—So, What’s Next?

Can Insurers Help the Aviation Industry Reach Net Zero by 2050?

UK firm develops jet fuel made from human poo

Implications of preferential access to land and clean energy for Sustainable Aviation Fuels

… offsets

When all sectors need to reduce their emissions to zero, the aviation industry buys/offsets the reductions of others in order to grow its own emissions. When the planet is already dangerously hot, offsets steal carbon drawdown needed to cool the planet to excuse further emissions.

• We Wish Buying Carbon Offsets for Your Flight Helped. It Doesn’t.

… delusional reduction scenarios

• Will guilt-free long-haul flights ever be possible? Here’s what we know


Net zero emissions by 2050 allows ongoing emissions and subtracts from them carbon drawdown needed to cool an already dangerously hot planet 

• International aviation community on track to achieve net-zero emissions

• Carbon removal is needed to achieve net zero but has its own climate risks

• ICAO sets new aviation emissions goal as greenwashing claims mount

• General Aviation will struggle in Low-carbon Future: RAAA


• ICAO and Google to collaborate on improving methodology for calculating flight carbon emissions

• ICAO, Google To Share Emissions Calculations Know-How

• As Airlines Face Greenwashing Accusations, Google And IATA Crunch Data

… growth in flights


• Private aircraft operators in Jersey could be hit with new carbon tax on flying

• Taylor Swift is the world’s most carbon polluting celebrity

… non-CO2 emissions

• Assessment of aviation non-CO2 climate effects warns of trade-off dangers

• With few easy solutions to their climate problem, airlines rethink contrails

… advertising greenwash

• KLM defends advertisements in Dutch court, denies ‘greenwashing’

… tourism

• Short hops and economy class: five expert tips on how to reduce your emissions on holiday

• Flying hurts the planet but it’s vital for island tourism. Is there a greener way?

… flying less

• Never fly again? Go vegan? It was too hard. But I still cut my emissions by 61% and it made life simpler and better

Climate emergency

The disagreement between two climate scientists that will decide our future

Greenhouse gas emissions soar – with China, US and India most at fault

November 2023 Temperature Update

Reducing emissions by

… grounded travel


Albanese’s high-speed rail body yet to appoint CEO or begin planning any train projects

… personal choice

The Somerset family travelling to Australia without flying

This family spent four months travelling to Australia mostly on public transport

British family arrives in NSW after attempting to travel from England to Australia without flying

UK family attempts to travel 16,000km to Australia in three and a half months by land

I used to fly around the world in all-expenses-paid luxury – but I couldn’t face my conscience

… protest

Mass civil disobedience at Belgium airports and protests against destructive mega projects in Mexico highlighting aviation as the pinnacle of climate injustice

Demands regarding aviation