Reduce aviation’s greenhouse gas emissions through immediately feasible and affordable gate electrification

  title={Reduce aviation’s greenhouse gas emissions through immediately feasible and affordable gate electrification},
  author={Fiona Greer and Jasenka Rakas and Arpad Horvath},
  journal={Environmental Research Letters},
Aircraft at airport gates require power and air conditioning, provided by fossil fuel-combusting equipment, to maintain functionality and thermal comfort. We estimate the life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and economic implications from electrifying gate operations for 2354 commercial-traffic airports in the world. Here we show that complete electrification could yield GHG reductions of 63%–97% per gate operation relative to current practice, with greater reductions correlated with low… 


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  • Environmental Science
    Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
  • 2018