October 10, 2023 [Peoples Gazette]- Aircraft in the European Union (EU) would have to be fuelled in a more environmentally friendly way from 2025 under a new law.
From then on, there would be a quota on how much so-called sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) must be blended in with conventional fuel, EU member states announced on Monday.
It officially approved a compromise previously reached with the European Parliament.
SAFs included fuels made from bio-waste; fuel derived from cooking oil as well as synthetically produced fuels.
“The quota for less harmful fuel will be set at 2 per cent for 2025 and gradually increase to 70 per cent by 2050,” a statement said.
Additionally, flights in the EU would have an environmental label from 2025, which takes into account the estimated carbon dioxide footprint of a flight per passenger.
This is meant to enable travellers to better compare the environmental impact of different flights.
The new law is part of the EU’s far-reaching ambitions to tackle climate change, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the EU by at least 55 per cent by 2030.
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