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JetBlue Plans to Go Carbon-Neutral

The airline announced its plan to reduce its contribution to the climate crisis by going carbon neutral on all domestic flights beginning July 2020.

In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, JetBlue says it plans to go 100% carbon-neutral on all U.S. flights.

The airline company announced its plan to reduce its contribution to the climate crisis by going carbon-neutral on all domestic flights beginning July 2020. Their goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in favor of renewable sources

The airline also plans to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), which is a clean substitute  for fossil-based jet fuel, by mid-2020 on its outbound San Francisco flights. SAF is produced from renewable feedstocks, such as cooking or biological oils. It can reduce up to 80% of CO2 emissions throughout its lifecycle.  

“Air travel connects people and cultures, and supports a global economy, yet we must act to limit this critical industry’s contributions to climate change,” JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes said. 

Through previous initiatives, JetBlue says it has already offset more than 2 billion pounds of CO2 emissions since 2008. The low-cost carrier expects to offset an additional 15-17 billion pounds of emissions by July 2021.  

“Reducing and mitigating our greenhouse gas emissions is a fundamental aspect of our business plan and our mission to inspire humanity,” said Hayes.  

If JetBlue succeeds in going carbon-neutral by July 2020, it will become the first major U.S airline to do so.  

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