By Hiroko Tabuchi, a climate reporter based in New York.

At first glance, it’s a big step forward in curbing climate change. In a deal announced last week, the Biden administration and the airline industry agreed to an ambitious goal of replacing all jet fuel with sustainable alternatives by 2050, a target meant to drive down flying’s environmental toll.

As early as 2030, President Joe Biden said, the United States will aim to produce 3 billion gallons of sustainable fuel — about 10 percent of current jet fuel use — from . . .

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