Posts Tagged "Aviation emissions"

Does America still have the Right Stuff?

Forty years ago today astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped out of their Apollo spacecraft onto the moon and into what Aldrin described as "magnificent desolation". On May 25 1961, when President Kennedy challenged America to put a man on the moon, the rocketry and computerization that would be required had not yet been invented, the funds to support… read more →

Flying the more expensive skies

The American Clean Energy and Security (née Waxman Markey) covers an impressive swath of the U.S. economy -- nearly 85% of total carbon emissions, as compared to Europe's 52%. One area it doesn't cover, however, is aviation, at least not via the cap-and-trade mechanism that puts a hard limit on total emissions. Instead, the bill makes brief mention of creating… read more →