Denmark eyes green domestic flights by 2030

Image by: Scandinavian Airlines.

January 7 (Renewables Now) - The Danish government has pledged to stop the use of fossil fuels for domestic flights and make all flights across the country fossil fuel free by the end of the decade.

The ambitious plan was announced by Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen in her New Year’s address in support of the country’s national climate targets. According to it, the first domestic flights run on green fuel will be made in 2025 at the latest.

“To travel is to live and therefore we fly. But at the same time, it damages our climate. We want to make flying green,” Frederiksen said. She noted, however, that achieving such a goal would be a challenge but pointed out that researchers and companies are already working to find solutions. If these come to be successful, Denmark’s endeavour would be a breakthrough for the whole world, she added.

Denmark is aiming for a 70% cut in overall carbon emissions by 2030, compared to 1990 levels and is adopting a range of policies in support of the goal. Among them is its commitment to cease all offshore oil and gas pumping activities by 2050.

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