The early drafts of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal contained sections about goals of ending fossil fuel-powered passenger airline flight, but some have been working on alternatives. Based on this story out of Norway, it could be a while until battery-powered passenger airline flight gains enough confidence from the general public to catch on:
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 14, 2019
Norwayâ€™s first battery-powered aircraft crash-landed on a lake on Wednesday, in a setback for the countryâ€™s aviation strategy, although police said the pilot and passenger both escaped unhurt.
The planeâ€™s owner, airport operator Avinor, told Reuters last year it hoped to see commercial passenger flights on electric planes by 2025.
For now, it looks like fossil fuel-powered planes are the only reliably feasible way to get people from here to there. Color us shocked!
Is AOC still a fan? https://t.co/hiTMQYZhmb
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) August 14, 2019
Perhaps, provided she’s not one of the people aboard.