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Move over, electric cars: E-boats are coming — and investors are on board

By Maria Gallucci

Andy Rebele has spent much of his life on boats, fishing in lakes near his childhood home in San Diego and, now, cruising the waterways near his house in Seattle. He knows well that, along with serenity and outdoor beauty, boating can mean deafeningly loud growling engines, smelly exhaust and sheens of leaking fuel.


Aviation hunts for the Tesla of the skies to drive electric revolution

By Howard Mustoe Photo: ZeroAvia

Carmakers are racing ahead in developing faster, cheaper electric cars. The industry is on track to create one that costs less to run overall than a petrol car within the decade….


Delta Air Lines announces $1B deal to buy sustainable aviation fuel

By Monique Beals

The fuel would lessen the airline company’s carbon footprint as it seeks to replace 10 percent of its conventional fuel use with sustainable fuel by the end of 2030, according to a press release from renewable fuels company Aemetis.


This Software Aims to Make Your Flight Smoother—and Help the Planet

By Aarian Marshall

Fastening the seat belt buckle and knowing your flight is on its way to its destination: Nice. Getting stuck in a tarmac traffic jam and waiting for your flight to take off: Not so nice. Turns out the wait is also not nice for the planet.

Flying in an airplane is already one of the most emissions-intensive things you can do. Globally, aviation produced over 1 billion tons of carbon emissions in 2019, more than 2 percent of all human-generated emissions—more than either shipping or rail. Aircraft engines also emit nitrogen oxides, soot particles, and water vapor, which also contribute to warming the planet.


Follow the Money: Are electric flying cars ready for takeoff?

By Eric Wesoff Photo: Corbis via Getty Images

Canary Media just covered the tidal wave of cash going into grid-scale energy storage and the bubble building up around the more speculative subset of long-duration energy storage. This rush toward energy storage is not a surprise: A recent report from consultancy Wood Mackenzie projects the U.S. storage industry will be worth $8.9 billion a year by 2026.


New Declaration Calls for a ‘Decade of Climate Action’ in the Travel Sector

By Mary Mazzoni

Well over a year into the coronavirus pandemic, and anyone who loves to travel is undoubtedly missing the adventure of exploring parts unknown. While it will likely be years before global travel returns to pre-pandemic levels, a group of stakeholders are taking the pause as an opportunity to shift the sector in a new direction.


US airlines are planning to unnecessarily burn 20,000 tons of CO2 per day because of FAA rules

By Nicolás Rivero, Clarisa Diaz & David Yanofsky

A proposed rule change from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has prompted airlines to change their schedules and dramatically increase their carbon emissions by burning millions of gallons of jet fuel. It’s the result of airlines scheduling unneeded, extra flights out of the seven most congested US airports to protect their access to those airports into the future.


The climate can’t wait for electric planes. Sustainable fuel may be the answer

By Hanna Ziady

More than 50 airlines, oil companies and other companies, including Delta (DAL), BP (BP) and Boeing (BA), pledged on Wednesday to replace 10% of global jet fuel supply with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030.

It is one of the boldest commitments yet to tackle the environmental impact of air travel and will require an exponential increase in the production of SAF, which currently accounts for only 0.1% of jet fuel used in commercial aviation.

Biden administration sets goal of replacing all jet fuel with sustainable alternatives by 2050

By Ian Duncan Photo: Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News

The administration says boosting the use of fuels made from waste or plants could cut emissions from flying 20 percent by the end of the decade


DOE Announces Nearly $65 Million for Biofuels Research to Reduce Airplane and Ship Emissions

As part of a White House roundtable to launch the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Grand Challenge to decarbonize the aviation sector by 2050, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $64.7 million in funding for projects focused on producing cost-effective, low-carbon biofuels. These investments will advance technologies to create replacements for petroleum fuels used in heavy-duty forms of transportation, like airplanes and ships, and accelerate America’s path to a net-zero emissions economy by 2050.