Aug 02, 2022
In Business Forum
Air transportation in the United States accounts for 11% of the country's 11% transportation carbon emissions. In September 2021, it proposed to reduce the air transportation industry's carbon emissions by 2030. 20% reduction in air volume, achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, including increasing sustainable jet fuel production, new flight technologies, etc. At present, many aviation industry players have joined the "Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance (SABA)", and Expressed to accelerate the development and use of sustainable aviation fuel. Note: Carbon neutrality refers to the use of low-carbon energy to replace traditional energy, or afforestation to reduce carbon emissions, to achieve positive and negative offset with the greenhouse gas generated by itself, and to achieve overall zero emissions. image2 Photo Credit: Finance M Squared As for "power generation", the second source of carbon emissions in the United States, Biden also has a new blueprint for renewable energy. Although in terms of the overall energy power generation scale, the United States is still dominated by fossil fuels such as "natural gas" and "coal", but this year Solar power and wind power are also in full popular database swing. The US Department of Energy released a study on renewable energy targets in September 2021. It believes that the United States has the ability to increase the proportion of solar power generation to 45% by 2050. The capacity is increased by 30GW, so that the electricity price will not be raised significantly. In terms of wind power, the Biden administration expects to set up seven large offshore wind power plants by 2025 and provide 30GW of power generation by 2030. In the past, the fastest development of offshore wind power was mostly on the northeastern coast of the United States, including the Vineyard Wind in Massachusetts approved by Biden in May 2021, which is the first "large" offshore wind power plant in the United States, and is now gradually going to the Atlantic Ocean. Along the coast (often used as a training area for the U.S. Navy and Air Force, and the Defense Department has repeatedly opposed offshore wind power plans), the White House has also reached an agreement with the California government to develop two offshore wind farms in California. Note: GW (Gigawatt) is 1 billion watts, which is the largest unit of electrical power in general. According to the statistics of the American Public Power Association, the annual power generation in the United States is about 1200 GW.