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Flight of fancy? Aviation industry tries to go green

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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](http://www.ics-shipping.org/shipping-facts/environmental-performance/comparison-of-co2-emissions-by-different-modes-of-transport) 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.

Ref: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/04/17/why-do-we-need-new-rules-on-shipping-emissions-well-90-of-global-trade-depends-on-ships/

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

Ref: https://www.eesi.org/papers/view/fact-sheet-the-growth-in-greenhouse-gas-emissions-from-commercial-aviation

Pie chart - emissions by industry sector:

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-05/global_emissions_sector_2015.png

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Gambatte.

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