At Sea-Tac Airport, Where Emissions are Rising, Gov. Inslee Pitches Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

At Sea-Tac Airport, Where Emissions are Rising, Gov. Inslee Pitches Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

January 13, 2020–AviationPros.com

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday promoted a statewide low-carbon fuel standard during a visit at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, saying the policy would increase access to biofuels for the aviation industry, a portion of the economy that’s particularly challenging for reducing greenhouse gases. Aviation fuels are exempt from the proposed statewide policy, but airline fuel suppliers could opt into the program and earn credits, and potentially money, from the program. Inslee thinks the policy’s financial incentives would push fuel suppliers to develop supply chains for biofuel.

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