Electric Airplanes Are Coming

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Air travel accounts for 2% of global CO2 emissions, and that share is expected to rise to 12–27% by 2050[1] if no action is taken. In our previous article about transforming transport to low carbon we indicated that electrical aviation technology is primed to take over short-haul regional flights. Data shows that 40% of worldwide emissions are from short-haul flights. About 4% of global emissions are from routes under 200 km, and 9% of global emissions are from routes under 400 km. Today, trips under 1300 km account for about 33% of global emissions.[2] Electrification changes the equation for regional…...

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Mike Hassaballa Mike earned a master’s degree in applied science in 2013, then he launched his career in the data centre industry. In 2015, he shifted gears and took on a Lead Engineer role in a company developing emission reductions technology. He then moved in 2018 into energy consulting. Mike focuses on most critical issues and opportunities in business: strategy, operations, technology, transformation, advanced analytics, and sustainability. Mike writes fascinating stories meant to be read by anyone. He excels in simplifying complex subjects and bringing a fresh new perspective to pressing issues.