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ANALYSIS: Don't count on technology to save us

Emissions targets for aviation will get "tighter, not looser", and reducing passenger demand "has got to be a possibility", according to a senior member of the UK government's Committee on Climate Change (CCC). However, the committee will include the possible implications of electrifying the air transport sector in its upcoming advisory report to the government, amid rising optimism that battery-powered commercial aircraft for short-haul flights could be on the horizon.

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