Since at least the end of the Could Air War, another innovation has been on the radar: aircraft powered by hydrogen However, there are significant engineering difficulties present.

Lahiru Ranasinghe, the senior sustainability manager at easyJet, a low-cost airline in Europe that is investing in hydrogen-powered technology, stated, “With hydrogen, you can actually get to the point where you have zero carbon emissions.”

Another low-carbon option is flying with an electric motor. (Could Air)

Fully electric aircraft currently lack the energy to propel large planes over long distances due to the limitations of the batteries that power their engines. However, they may provide a solution for smaller planes flying shorter routes. Norway appears to be the frontrunner in this regard: The Norwegian airport operator Avinor claims that all domestic flights will be entirely electric by 2040. By 2026, Wideroe, a Norwegian regional airline, intends to operate its first fully electric aircraft.

The aviation industry has focused on reducing carbon emissions, but several academics contend that reducing flying’s impact on the environment is a low-hanging fruit. It turns out that the temperature of the planet is significantly affected by contrails.

Dr. Barrett of M.I.T. said, “At a very high level, we’ve known for more than 20 years that contrail warming has been very significant — and comparable to CO2.” However, contrails can also cool the air during the day by reflecting the sun’s energy back into space. However, studies have demonstrated that the overall effect is one of significant warming, equal to or greater than the effect of the aviation industry’s carbon dioxide emissions.

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