Articles tagged “biofuels”

Airlines

Airlines Notch Early Win in Green Push With Proposed Tax Break for Biofuels

U.S. airlines may get the incentives they want for sustainable aviation fuels if Congressional Democrats get their way. But as always, the question is whether it can pass in the narrowly divided legislature.

Airlines Notch Early Win in Green Push With Proposed Tax Break for Biofuels

Airlines

Airline CEOs Tell White House They Want Subsidies for Biofuels

U.S. airlines are in a good place to go asking for help: they have a terrible year of earnings behind them and an administration that looks kindly on biofuels.

Airline CEOs Tell White House They Want Subsidies for Biofuels

Hotels

No Escaping Climate Change for the Travel Industry Even When Covid-19 Becomes a Distant Memory

Masks, social distancing, and vaccines can't stop climate change. It isn't a competition to choose the most dire threat, climate change or Covid-19, because they are interrelated. But taking a long-term view, climate change will be an existential threat to the travel industry, and the world, even as coronavirus fades.

No Escaping Climate Change for the Travel Industry Even When Covid-19 Becomes a Distant Memory

Airlines

European Airlines Face Prospect of Finally Having to Pay Tax on Jet Fuel

Airlines obviously won't like it, but the prospect of new or higher taxes now seems inevitable. The problem that the European Union will have is getting other countries across the world involved.

European Airlines Face Prospect of Finally Having to Pay Tax on Jet Fuel

Airlines

Airlines Research Animal Fat as Sustainable Alternative to Fossil Fuels

Airlines may want to cut fuel costs first and foremost, but reducing their carbon footprint is increasingly important as well.

Airlines Research Animal Fat as Sustainable Alternative to Fossil Fuels

Rail

London Tests Running Double Decker Buses Partly on Coffee Grounds

Centuries ago, London was the first European city to embrace cafe culture. Now it hopes to be the first to put coffee grounds to use as biofuel mixed with diesel to power its iconic buses. We admire how the innovation keeps percolating.

London Tests Running Double Decker Buses Partly on Coffee Grounds

Airlines

South African Airways is Latest Airline to Fly a Route Using Biofuels

Nothing about an airplane is sustainable, so we're all for airlines testing biofuels to become more eco-friendly. But in many cases biofuels aren't any cheaper than gasoline, and especially with South African Airway's current state of affairs we'd be surprised to see it meet its biofuels goal by 2022.

South African Airways is Latest Airline to Fly a Route Using Biofuels

Airlines

United Airlines Investing $30 Million in Biofuels Maker

Delta already owns a refinery and now United is investing a lot of money in a biofuels producer in a sign that airlines are trying to increase their control over one of their highest fixed costs.

United Airlines Investing $30 Million in Biofuels Maker

Cruises

Cruise industry says clean fuel rules will increase passenger costs and impact itineraries

Any major shift in an industry is expected to encounter resistance and cruise companies are bemoaning the regulations that will increase costs and limit the destinations where ships can refuel.

Cruise industry says clean fuel rules will increase passenger costs and impact itineraries

Airlines

JetBlue’s founder says he’s on a mission to lower fuel costs

David Neeleman is turning to the time-tested tradition of offering a monetary incentive to the first innovators to turn natural gas into jet fuel for half the cost of the current process at $80 per barrel.

JetBlue’s founder says he’s on a mission to lower fuel costs