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Require use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) and increase taxes on non-SAFs

Submitted by Robert Holbach on Monday 31st May 2021

Published on Wednesday 9th June 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 9th December 2021

Current Signatures: 6
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Petition Action

Require use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) and increase taxes on non-SAFs

Petition Details

The UK should pass a law requiring all aircraft operating in the UK use Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs). The share of SAFs required should rise annually, reaching the maximum allowed by 2030. Simultaneously, non-SAF fuel should be taxed at a growing rate to ensure it is costlier than SAFs by 2030.

Additional Information

SAFs are made from sustainable sources. A variety of SAFs are licensed for use in current planes. They can reduce the net CO2 impact of flying, but they cost more than fossil jet fuel, so demand & production are still low. That is why Government intervention is needed to accelerate progress by assuring growing demand.

For sustainability and ethical reasons, only SAFs which don't compete with food production or cause deforestation, and which are not sourced from animals, should be promoted.


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