The Washington Post
The fuel of the future
Regarding the Sept. 10 news article “Biden sets goal to make all jet fuel sustainable by 2050”:
Renewable biofuels, including “renewable jet fuel,” are not carbon dioxidefree. The importance of renewable biofuels is that they move a fuel source from mining to farming. The mining industry is generally unconcerned about its pollution and often gets breaks at the community’s expense. Expanding renewable fuels lessens drilling and processing costs, which may decrease fuel pollution slightly. This change is necessary but a minor step.
A fully renewable production and power generation sector is the real answer.
Daniel Casey Adkins, Arlington The writer is a former staff member of the Energy Information Administration.