This State the aviation industry combines the aviation industry and the energy sector promoting the use of green hydrogen in aviation as one of the future ways to advance decarbonisation. The Ministry of Transport and a dozen agencies signed a protocol this Wednesday. Creating the Alliance for the Use of Green Hydrogen in Aviation, an association to articulate coordination mechanisms between Administration and industry to promote research and production. .
Aviation aims to reach its net zero emissions target by 2050, as it works to increase efficiency and savings in aircraft consumption in the short term; optimization of their operations in the air and on the ground; current use of sustainable fuels (SAF) in appliances; and looking to the future, research is being conducted on breakthrough technologies such as the use of green hydrogen (generated with electricity from renewable sources).
“Green hydrogen is being called upon to play a decisive role in decarbonizing the economy. And aviation should not, cannot and does not want to be left out,” stressed Isabel Pardo de Vera, Minister of State for Transport. “To begin, there is no need to wait for all the technological problems to be resolved,” he condemned
The alliance consists of the Ministry of Transport, the airport manager Aena, the Aviation Safety Agency (AESA), the AOP, the employers’ association of major oil companies, the Airline Association (ALA), the National Hydrogen Center (CNH2). sustainable transport association GASNAM, the National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA), the Spanish Hydrogen Technology Platform, the Spanish Defense, Security, Aerospace Technologies Association (TEDAE) and the Spanish Aerospace Technology Platform (PAE).
Not help and tax
from ALA airlines employerPresident Javier Gándara demanded from the Government “effective measures to help decarbonize” the air sector without making it necessary to raise the price of airline tickets and without “raising unhelpful, counterproductive taxes”.
“We had a hard time democratizing aviation and getting it at affordable prices. On the way to decarbonisation, public policies are needed to help reduce the cost”, stressed Gándara, “no more tax on kerosene, which does not contribute to decarbonisation, but instead means airlines have fewer resources to research and innovate” .
European Union’s plan to increase decarbonisation suitable for 55It designs environmental measures for the aviation industry, such as tightening emissions rights trading or increasing the percentage of sustainable fuel used by aircraft, to reduce CO2 emissions by 55% by 2030. The European Union is also working on Twenty-seven to impose a new tax on kerosene, and in addition, the Spanish Government is planning to impose a certain rate on airfares as part of green taxation (Treasury activated the study, but the application was frozen by the pandemic).
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