Erb student, Noah Feingold, joined It’s Hot in Here podcast hosts Ben Sonnega and Heena Singh for a conversation about green aviation, the focus area of his summer internship with the Rocky Mountain Institute.
“Global aviation accounts for approximately 2 percent of global CO2 emissions (some estimates find that the impact on global warming is closer to 5 percent due to water vapor and nitrogen emissions). Strong growth in the aviation industry and decarbonization in other industries could raise the 2 percent to 5-10 percent of global CO2 emissions in the coming decades. Nevertheless, aviation groups have set a goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 2050 to 50 percent of 2005 levels. The development of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) is critical to reaching this goal.”
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