Biden Administration Wants Airlines Off Fossil Fuels By 2050

As if we weren’t throwing enough trillions of dollars away (or, should we say, printing enough trillions away) incentivizing ill conceived “green energy” subsidies, the Biden administration is now set to be targeting weaning all airlines off of fossil fuels by 2050.

The idea, which is likely going to be laughably impossible to implement at any point in the near future, is part of the White House’s plan to “fight climate change”. It follows the Biden administration’s push for auto manufacturers to go all electric and/or hybrid by 2030.

And how are they going to get airlines to go along with such an asinine idea and time schedule? You guessed it: offering cash in the form of incentives that we don’t have. The administration is “contemplating incentives to support private-sector production of sustainable aviation fuel,” according to Reuters. By 2050, the administration wants airlines to fly on 100% jet fuel from renewable sources, the report says.

Discussions are in “early stages”, according to two sources. Meanwhile, sustainable aviation fuel is two to five times more expensive than conventional jet fuel.

Ali Zaidi, the Deputy National Climate Advisor for the White House, said: “As part of the Build Back Better agenda, President Biden proposed catalytic investments to propel innovation and deployment of sustainable aviation fuels.”- READ MORE

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  1. One big problem with this fantasy: the aircraft don’t exist yet that support that. It takes something like 10 years from start to finish to certify a new aircraft for civilian flight. And in this case hybrid and electric systems technologies are nowhere near ready for prime time yet. They’re in the works, but nowhere close. In my opinion only, there could certainly be such aircraft flying by that time, but you’re not going to have a substantial part of the fleet converted by that time. Plus the infrastructure to support that type of aircraft is not even in the planning stages yet.