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.

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