NATSO issued the following statement in response to the Department of Transportation and the Department of Energy’s Sept. 23, 2022, plan outlining the government’s strategy for scaling sustainable aviation fuels production across the United States. The following quote can be attributed to NATSO’s Executive Vice President of Government Affairs David Fialkov:
“Renewable aviation fuel is more expensive and reduces fewer emissions than renewable diesel. Policies that are designed to minimize the carbon emissions from the transportation sector should not give special treatment to aviation fuel over renewable diesel. The airline industry has made emission reduction commitments that they are only capable of satisfying if the taxpayer foots the bill. But unless and until sustainable aviation fuel has more attractive emissions characteristics than renewable diesel and biodiesel, the Administration’s support for SAF will remain misguided.”
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