According to an article in USA Today, an EPA report indicates that the U.S. commercial aviation industry, despite having expanded substantially since 2000, has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 13 percent. I’m trying to track down the EPA report (which is not readily available online) to probe these numbers further.
These findings dovetail with testimony provided by the FAA at Tuesday’s hearing on aviation emissions. Even so, I was surprised at the news. I suppose I shouldn’t be — airlines have a huge financial incentive to emit less by using less fuel.
I’ll write more about this soon.
UPDATE: Found it!