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« on: September 17, 2021, 04:51:01 pm »

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/sep/15/british-airways-operates-first-passenger-flight-run-on-sustainable-fuel

...........as we learn that IETs (Intercity Express Train) are pumping out more pollution than the traffic in Central London, it seems that airlines, so often the popular whipping boys in some quarters, are leading the way in using sustainable fuels and reductions in CO2 emissions.........
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2021, 05:17:12 pm »

I appreciate this is old news - and has probably already been mentioned on this forum somewhere
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2021, 06:12:49 pm »

One flight using a small percentage of used cooking oil is not exactly "leading the way"

Only limited supplies of used cooking oil are available, and supplies are liable to reduce and not to increase. I would prefer that used cooking oil be used for higher priority purposes such as fire engines, ambulances, railway freight, air ambulance and the like.

Flying should be discouraged by taxing aviation fuel to the same extent as road fuel, and not giving any form of grant or subsidy to airlines, airports, airplane builders and related industries, with the possible reluctant exception of SMALL subsidies for flights to remote islands not otherwise accessible.
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A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2021, 07:52:08 am »

Only limited supplies of used cooking oil are available, and supplies are liable to reduce and not to increase.

Just wait for the government campaign to get us all to eat deep fried food to save the airline industry planet!
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2021, 09:19:06 am »

Only limited supplies of used cooking oil are available, and supplies are liable to reduce and not to increase.

Just wait for the government campaign to get us all to eat deep fried food to save the airline industry planet!

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