Ecotricity founder, Dale Vince, has announced the launch of Ecojet, dubbed the world’s first electric airline, powered by renewable energy. Ecojet’s fleet will comprise conventional planes retrofitted with hydrogen-electric powertrains. Once converted, the aircraft will operate with the same power output as before, but with a one-hundred percent reduction in CO2 emissions. The decision to repurpose old planes rather than build new models from scratch will save 90,000 tonnes of carbon per year, says the airline. The only byproduct will be water, which can be captured and released into the lower atmosphere to avoid the harmful effects of contrails. Dale has
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