Published: Thursday, April 14, 2022
The US Travel Association applauds Tuesday remarks by President Joe Biden, who renewed his pressure to give the aviation industry a tax credit for using sustainable aviation fuel options.
In recent weeks, global energy shortages have highlighted the growing need for sustainable aviation energy.
In a statement, Tory Emerson Burns, executive vice president of public affairs and policy at the U.S. Travel Association, said that in order to protect the environment and meet the needs of the public, elected officials must reconsider how they travel and take steps to make sustainable aviation energy a reality.
U.S. Travel President Biden is commended for the advanced policies and long-term solutions that make travel more sustainable, and not only for recognizing the opportunity to recover from an epidemic, but also for identifying the critical need for reconstruction to make them stronger than ever.
They don’t have to choose between traveling and saving the planet – both possible if policymakers continue to work with the travel industry to accelerate sustainability.
Congress is reluctant to include tax credits because it is part of a larger spending bill, so Biden’s updated remarks stem from the pressure he has been carrying since he was elected.
The White House aims to reduce emissions by 20 percent by 2030.
Biden said at an event in Iowa that they have brought together government agencies, aircraft manufacturers, airlines, fuel producers, airports.
He added that the tax credit means improved, cleaner and more sustainable fuel for American aviation.
George Novak, president and chief executive officer of the National Air Carriers Association, praised Biden for recognizing the important role that sustainable aviation energy can play in further reducing the carbon footprint of the airline industry.
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