Major U.S. Airlines Commit to Carbon Neutrality by 2050

By Kurt Stolz on 31 March 2021
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The largest U.S. airlines said Wednesday they would work with the government to achieve net-zero carbon emission by the year 2050.

Airlines for America, an industry trade group representing major U.S. carriers, said that its members, which include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines, would pledge to work towards the rapid expansion of the production and deployment of commercially viable sustainable aviation fuel in order to make 2 billion gallons of such fuel available to aircraft operators in the United States in 2030.

“We know the climate change challenge our country and the world face has only continued to intensify,” said the group’s CEO, Nicholas E. Calio, who added that what was needed was to take “bolder, more significant steps to address this challenge.”

While airlines in the United States have announced various products to reduce their respective carbon footprint, the announcement Wednesday marks one of the larger industry-wide attempts to reduce the use of petroleum-based aviation fuel on a large scale.

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