Climate Committee chief warns green aviation could prove impossible

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"It may be that aviation is the place we use fossil fuels," Lord Adair Turner tells London conference

Attempts to decarbonise the aviation sector could ultimately prove futile, the head of the government's climate change advisory body has warned. Lord Adair Turner, chairman of the Committee on Climate...

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