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Knowledge Lost

During a webinar it became clear Diederik Samsom, the Head of the Cabinet of Euro Commissioner Frans Timmermans, has no recollection of the law of the conservation of energy. Which is a bit strange, given that Diederik studied applied physics for eight years and conservation of energy is a rather fundamental part of physics.

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HSR-syndrome

When it comes to reducing CO2 emissions, some politicians dream of plan A: replace all flights shorter than 750 kilometers with high-speed rail. If that dream were to become a reality, it would be a nightmare for emissions.

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Airway to 2050

The main obstacle on the road to sustainable aviation is the framing: aviation policy appears to be driven more by perceptions than by analysis. Which is a pity because a factual analysis is not very complicated. It requires no more than a few straightforward calculations. For starters, these quickly identify the options.

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