Thursday, September 28, 2017

Electric aircraft?

EasyJet expects to have electric planes for short haul (less than 2 hr) flights within a decade. Short flights are responsible for more air pollution per mile than long flights because taking off uses so much fuel. We'll have to see if the batteries take up all the cargo space 😉 but it's an exciting development that could help the climate. (The tricky part is it would also reduce contrails which help block some of the sun, so we still need to get moving on reducing greenhouse gases from other sources.)

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/sep/27/easyjet-electric-planes-wright-electric-flights

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