This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Aircraft are a significant source of greenhouse gases. In the U.S., aircraft of all kinds are estimated to emit between 2.6% and 3.4% of the nationAis total greenhouse gas emissions. The impact of U.S. aviation on climate change is perhaps twice that size when other factors are considered. These include the contribution of aircraft emissions to ozone formation, and the water vapor and soot that aircraft emit. This report provides background on aviation emissions and the factors affecting them; discusses the tools available to control emissions, incl. existing authority under the Clean Air Act and proposed economy-wide cap-and-trade legislation; and examines international regulatory developments that may affect U.S. commercial airlines. Charts and tables.For example, American Airlines estimates that the 18-year old MD-80s currently flying use 35% more fuel than the ... at http://www.airlines.org/NR/rdonlyres/ 770B5715-5C6F-44AA-AA8C- DC9AEB4E7E12/0/2008AnnualReport.pdf for the anbsp;...
|Title||:||Aviation and Climate Change|
|Author||:||James E. McCarthy|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2011-01|