Flight of fancy? Aviation industry tries to go green

By Catherine Lai and Sam Reeves

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None of the fuel is taxed, which would be a start. I don't see why someone going to work in a car should pay tax but someone going on holiday should not.

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Greta Thunberg didn't help going on a ship, unless it was sailing on wind power.

Ships are very fuel-efficient]( in terms of transporting cargo, but the heavy fuel oil (HFO) used by 80 percent of the world’s shipping fleet is nasty stuff. It’s more carbon-intensive than other fuels and produces other greenhouse gases as well as [air pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, which causes acid rain.


Globally, aviation produced 2.4 percent of total CO2 emissions in 2018


Pie chart - emissions by industry sector:

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