sustainable aviation fuel

Reporter’s Notebook: Sustainability Stories

The steady stream of sustainability-related announcements this year became something of a deluge from all corners last month. It’s not only travel suppliers looking to enhance their green credibility. In growing numbers, corporate buyers and program managers appear ready to walk the walk. Click through to read about the latest corporate travel cutbacks from green-minded…

Biden Outlines A Plan For Cleaner Jet Fuel. But How Clean Would It Be?

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…

Climate Activism On Corporate Travel Reaches New Heights

The Guardian on Thursday highlighted a pressure campaign to get Microsoft to cap business travel emissions at 2020 levels. Supported by several organizations, including the Aviation Environment Federation, Carbon Market Watch and Stay Grounded, the #justuseteams initiative features video clips of young people pleading with the corporation to limit business travel’s contribution to climate change….

Corporate Collaboration On Sustainable Aviation Fuels Accelerates

Proponents of sustainable aviation fuels hope that momentum from corporates and governments on climate change action translates to big investments in cleaner flying. A raft of recent airline announcements points to growing attention in this area. A corporate group buying initiative launched on Tuesday. The Rocky Mountain Institute and Environmental Defense Fund created the Sustainable…

Companies Move To Science-Based Targets For Mitigating Corporate Travel’s Environmental Impact

Companies everywhere sound serious when they say they intend to make operations more sustainable. A surge in those publicizing targets and signing climate protection commitments includes several big names that assigned “science-based” goals to business travel emissions reductions.  EY, one of the world’s largest business travel spenders, aims to be carbon negative this year by…

Microsoft Sustainable Aviation Fuel Purchase Is A ‘Demand Signal’ To The Industry

Carbon offsets alone won’t help airlines and their customers meet sustainability goals. Alternatives to fossil-based jet fuel hold promise, and big corporate travel spenders are getting involved. Last month, Microsoft committed to purchasing sustainable aviation fuel for employee flights on Alaska Airlines after doing the same with KLM in 2019. More need to follow to…

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