The Future of Electric Hybrid Aviation (.PDF Download)

March 29, 2016

Part of the push toward electric-hybrid aircraft is to cut carbon emissions produced by aircraft. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), in 2012, 98% of all apparel items imported came from abroad and mostly through air transport. The NRDC reports that when a plane is used instead of a cargo ship, 4.5 times more particulate matter and 25 times more nitrous oxides are added to the environment. National Geographic reported in April 2015 that airplanes contributed 700 million metric tons of carbon dioxide to the air in 2013. The number, if changes do not occur, is set to triple by 2050...

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