Sustainable jet fuel targets could push food prices higher, Ryanair CEO O’Leary warns

The CEO of Ryanair has acknowledged the need for ambitious sustainable aviation fuel targets while also expressing concerns about how food prices could be affected. During a discussion at CNBC’s Sustainable Future Forum on Wednesday, Michael O’Leary said his firm was investing “a lot of money” with Trinity College Dublin on research into sustainable aviation fuel, or SAF. In April, the two organizations launched a sustainable aviation research center backed by a 1.5 million euro ($1.75 million) donation from the airline.   As well as focusing on SAF, the center will…

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Ireland turns to vaccine passes to fully reopen its hospitality industry

People enjoy drinking Guinness outside a pub in Dublin city center. On Monday, 05 July 2021, in Dublin, Ireland. NurPhoto | NurPhoto | Getty Images DUBLIN — Despite the spread of the highly-contagious delta coronavirus variant, Ireland is betting on “vaccine passes” to fully reopen its bars and restaurants. Ireland’s tourism and hospitality trade has been dealing with stop-and-starts on reopening throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Indoor service resumed on July 26 in something of a photo finish with the government and the hospitality industry finalizing guidelines for the reopening on…

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