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United CEO Scott Kirby explains the airline's plan to reach net-zero emissions by 2050

A United Airlines plane lands at Newark Liberty International Airport in front of the New York skyline in Newark, New Jersey. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A United Airlines plane lands at Newark Liberty International Airport in front of the New York skyline in Newark, New Jersey. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby talks to Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd about the airline’s plan to be net-zero by 2050.

That means replacing fossil fuels with “sustainable aviation fuels” made from things like cooking oil, farm waste and even carbon pulled right out of the air.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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