Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - September 29, 2022
easyJet sets 2050 Goals
easyJet launched a plan to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The plan will include the goal of flying on zero carbon emission hydrogen-powered aircraft. easyJet is already working with partners across the industry, including Airbus and Rolls-Royce on several dedicated projects to accelerate the development of zero carbon emission aircraft technology.
This is complemented by carbon removal technology to physically remove carbon from the atmosphere and Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) as an interim measure.
The announcement comes as new research by the airline has revealed that over three-quarters of the public (76%) think that companies need to urgently set out how they will achieve net zero this century and demonstrate how they are operating more sustainably.
“Challenging the status quo is in easyJet’s DNA,” said Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, in a statement. “Today, we’re the first airline to outline an ambitious roadmap in which zero carbon emission technology plays a key role to take us to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. And 82% of the British public agree with us, believing that zero carbon emission flying is the best approach to truly decarbonise aviation. By implementing our roadmap step by step in the years to come, we’re committed to ensuring there is a sustainable future of aviation for the benefit of the next generation and our planet.”