Cheap flights hamper climate action

The aviation industry could dramatically cut its carbon footprint using existing technologies, but only if the cost of flying significantly increases

The aviation industry could dramatically cut its carbon footprint using existing technologies, but only if the cost of flying significantly increases, a new report suggests.

With improvements to battery technology unlikely to lead to widespread use of electric short-haul aircraft before the 2040s, synthetic fuels produced using green electricity could already provide carbon neutral energy to Europe’s fleet, says the report by the campaign group Transport & Environment.

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