United States Aviation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan

The United States Government (USG) is committed to addressing the climate change impacts of commercial aviation and is pursuing a multi-pronged approach to achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions. The USG already achieved significant reductions in GHG emissions from, and energy efficiency improvements in, the aviation sector over the past decade through public and private efforts, and it is on a trajectory to continue that progress in coming years. The USG has set an ambitious overarching goal of achieving carbon-neutral growth for U.S. commercial aviation by 2020, using 2005 emissions as a baseline. Given current forecasts for aviation growth this equates to about a 115 million metric tons (MT) reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from commercial aviation by 2020, and by extending those approaches further there could be an additional 60MT reduction by 2026. As part of the Next Generation Air Transportation System Plan, the USG has laid out plans and initiatives for improvement in technology and operations, advances in development and deployment of sustainable alternative fuels, and policies and selective measures to incentivize transition of the fleet and airspace system .


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 16p

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  • Accession Number: 01536625
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 26 2014 10:14AM