The global economy has been fluctuating in recent years, particularly regarding the COVID aftermath and numerous side effects it has brought about for transportation and travel. Yet, no new feasible and ingenious solutions have gained traction during this period. It is a misfortune that inspires us and pushes us to look ahead and build a better future from missed opportunities.
Imaginative and promising sustainable ideas are perpetually emerging in diverse industries. Since transportation accounts for over 35% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, myriads of investors continually undertake the task of patenting contemporary inventions. Thus, they attempt to curb this problem by promoting sustainable development. Some of the most promising solutions are listed below:
Electric crafts – Sweden’s reality
Green Flight Academy was established in 2021 with a clear vision for the future, i.e. maintaining a sustainable transportation scheme. As they believe – in order to even be able to fly in the future, aviation ought to leave a minimal environmental footprint. Having in mind a greener tomorrow, the Swedish company has launched the first professional flight school offering training on electric aircraft. Training pilots with a focus on sustainable ideas is of paramount importance. What is particularly striking and notable about their aircraft is the mellow whir of an electric-powered plane. Still, a drawback of battery-powered aircraft, which tend to replace jet fuel, is its low flight range – 45 minutes of flying before recharging.
America’s green highways
As paradoxical and controversial as it sounds, the idea of the Environmental Protection Agency is to provide drivers with less congested roads that are more sustainable at the same time. Their perception encompasses the change in the use of construction materials in the first place. They suggest that permeable materials need to be used to ensure that watersheds are free from metals and toxins. Permeable pavers portray a viable and effective alternative. They collect rain and stormwater drainage in large pools underground, making them accessible for future reuse.
Furthermore, considering the reduction of landfill use, the employment of recycled materials is a must. A great example of this is the construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Steps in the park were built out of former granite slabs from the Roosevelt Avenue Bridge while walking areas consist of stone from the Willis Avenue Bridge.
Electric valley in Phoenix
The city of Phoenix proudly boasts its reputation of being the fastest-growing major city in the US. What makes the city rather appealing to people from across the US are its low-tax structures and high-paying jobs in technology, defense, and electric vehicles (EVs). However, the air quality rate in Phoenix is among the worst in the US. Due to the problem the city is faced with – a high concentration of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), which aggravates the visibility and respiratory health of its residents, Phoenix strongly promotes the use of EVs. The production of GHSs is 60% lower with EVs, compared to engines using internal combustion, i.e. gasoline-burning ones.
There are around 30,000 electric vehicles in Phoenix today. Considering the belief that the city’s future is electric, they’re aiming at having nearly 300,000 EVs on the roads by 2030, which doesn’t sound unattainable, having in mind the spiraling petrol prices.
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So, do you think the world is going to be a better place tomorrow?