Ongoing emissions from
… personal behaviour
• Flying critical to wellbeing of a third of Australians
• How a Seattle high school student is shining a spotlight on emissions from private jets
… aviation policy
• Qantas unscathed by new climate policy
• The Environmental Injustice in Aviation Emissions
• Aviation and shipping: decarbonising transport sector sloths
• Airbus to ramp up aircraft production following supply chain issues
• EU investment rules will greenwash 90% of Airbus’ polluting planes
• EU taxonomy for aviation: Will Von der Leyen rubber stamp the biggest act of aviation greenwashing in decades?
• Higher air fares are inevitable
• UK airlines: not paying for pollution
… industry greenwash
• Decarbonising media: how to turn greenwashing into greenworking
… supersonic flights
• More or less
… cargo flights
• Cargo2ZERO helps airlines and freight forwarders report on their CO2 emissions
• How airports are charting a flight path to net zero
• The Push From Asia Pacific Airports To Lower Carbon Emissions
• What’s next for paused Heathrow Airport expansion?
… ultra fine pollution
• Jet Engine Lubrication Oils a Major Source of Air Pollution
… the net zero delusion
• Zero Emission Flight Delivery Group terms of reference
• UK net zero aviation ambitions must resolve resource and research questions around alternatives to jet fuel
• Aviation biofuel would need half of UK agricultural land, report says
• Over £110 million to unlock zero emission guilt-free flights
• Scientists pour cold water on UK aviation’s net zero ambitions
‘SUSTAINABLE’ AVIATION FUELS
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.
• Sustainable Aviation Fuel: In the pipeline
• Green Skies Ahead: The Rise of Sustainable Aviation
• Flying with biofuels produced from “waste oils” destroys biodiversity
• Research forecasts global bio jet fuels market to reach $837.7 million by 2030
• Boeing More Than Doubles Sustainable Aviation Fuel Purchase For 2023
• Doubling down on sustainable aviation and protecting our planet
• Why Sustainable Aviation Fuel Could Be The Better Alternative To Carbon Offsetting
• United Airlines, five other companies launch effort to develop sustainable aviation fuel
• A Sudden Rush to Make Sustainable Aviation Fuel Mainstream
• DSV purchases sustainable fuel for 2023 business air travel
• Sustainable aviation fuel is the answer to decarbonisation
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.
• We can’t afford to offset our aviation emissions
• Do The Airlines Have A Credible Program To Cut Their CO2 Levels?
Hydrogen-powered aircraft will not have zero emissions, even if hydrogen is produced from renewable electricity, because it will still emit NOx and generate contrail cirrus that have a higher climate impact than CO2 today.
• New consortium to enable zero emission aviation to take off in Aotearoa New Zealand
• Hydrogen aircraft developers are in for the long haul
• Study Aims to Understand Role of Hydrogen in Aviation Sector
Even if CO2 emissions can theoretically be reduced down to zero, they would still generate NOx and contrail cirrus that have twice as much climate impact than CO2 today. And e-fuels require even more energy to produce than hydrogen, which would deprive other sectors needing to decarbonise.
• Watch: The potential answer to aviation’s net-zero goals
… frequent flyer tax
• Would a Frequent flying tax be progressive?
… alternative travel
• Australia’s high-speed rail should be rolled out in small stages with Sydney to Canberra first, experts say
… personal behaviour
• The No-Jet Set: They’ve Given Up Flying to Save the Planet
• Exploring new routes to net zero flight
… legal action
• ASA Ruling on Ryanair Ltd t/a Ryanair Ltd
… electric flight
• Would you trust an electric aeroplane? These airlines hope you might
• Faster, higher, hotter: What we learned about the climate system in 2022
• Every Australian will be touched by climate change. So let’s start a national conversation about how we’ll cope
• Qantas accused of ‘ripping off’ customers after posting record $1.4bn half-year profit