High costs for curbing aviation emissions

Aviation capacity can grow without the UK breaching its climate targets, the Airports Commission says. But keeping carbon under control will have an extraordinary cost.

The Airports Commission predicts it will cost £600/t of carbon to imit emissions. Credit: Kossy@FinedaysIt will cost about £600 per tonne of carbon to limit emissions from aviation in 2050, according to the government’s Airports Commission, chaired by Sir Howard Davies. That is far in excess of the government’s expected £200/t price and the current price of about £4.2/t.

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