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8. I have doubts about the non fossil fuel race for commercial flights,
Mon Nov 27, 2023, 08:02 PM
Nov 2023

Target years for a switch to more climate friendly emissions is still 15 years in the future. And that signifies the airline execs promising such a "stop the machine" switch to cleaner air will be long gone after they have bailed with their golden parachutes. In the meantime all efforts in that regard will trigger enormous tax benefits for the airlines.
And also in the meantime it gives false hope that the transportation system is attempting to work for the environment while more trash spews into the air we breathe.
Personally I wish the enthusiasm would back more research into a cleaner transportation in the form of the bullet trains.
But then, you would have to gain massive support for those issues. Just no way to stop the system or the pollution anytime soon.
The earth has always needed about a hundred Al Gores and Paul Wellstones making critical decisions on the atmospheric emissions and regulations.
** on edit, sorry for the sad post but
P.S. this event is heralded as a future reality but it needs to happen sooner than later. sorry for the lack of enthusiasm, I guess its because I see so many cheap and crowded flights and airports as well as too many cars in the world right now.

TY AMAZING! Good Luck for this being Cha Nov 2023 #1
Good luck! Safe Journey! electric_blue68 Nov 2023 #2
"..a select group of passengers". I was wondering underpants Nov 2023 #3
in other words Conjuay Nov 2023 #15
Sorry, Not Seeing It ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #4
Exactly: defossilization is not decarbonization 4dog Nov 2023 #6
It is to the extent that it reduces the carbon footprint via Disaffected Nov 2023 #9
You're Right About Methanol ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #11
I've had some experience with biodiesel as well. Disaffected Nov 2023 #18
To Be Clear ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #19
Three part process: Disaffected Nov 2023 #21
So, You Water Washed ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #22
how about methanol from anaerobic digesters? mopinko Nov 2023 #23
Yeah, That's A Good Idea ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #24
the town of amana, ia mopinko Nov 2023 #26
I Like Your Term ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #10
Thanks, that question leapt right into my mind as I read the excerpt rurallib Nov 2023 #13
Thank you... one pound of burnt SAF produces the same amount of CO2 as one pound of avgas. WarGamer Nov 2023 #20
Yieks. jimfields33 Nov 2023 #5
My first thought was that New York to London instead of Buns_of_Fire Nov 2023 #7
That's true. They probably have ever microsecond jimfields33 Nov 2023 #12
I would bet they have flown extensively vanlassie Nov 2023 #16
I have doubts about the non fossil fuel race for commercial flights, peacebuzzard Nov 2023 #8
I'd love to see more research on bullet trains, too. ShazzieB Nov 2023 #17
So how soon are the mega-rich individuals we so recently were told account for so very much of aircraft produced Ford_Prefect Nov 2023 #14
"Where SAF is available, it can cost three to five times more on average than conventional jet fuel." dalton99a Nov 2023 #25
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