The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) along with US airports have launched the Airport Climate Challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to support the Biden-Harris Administrations goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. US airports have a number of programs offered to achieve this, including grants for low- or zero-emissions vehicles, renewable energy production, energy assessments and other efforts. Some grant programs being offered are the Voluntary Airport Low Emissions Program, Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Program, Airport Sustainability Planning Program.
“Achieving the target goal of net-zero emissions at airports by 2050 will require a strong partnership by government, airport owners and industry. The members of ACC stand ready to meet the challenge and find solutions for a more environmentally sustainable aviation ecosystem,” said T.J. Schulz, ACC President.