P3_3 The Cost of Flying

Jacek Kuzemczak, Kate Houghton, Ashley Clark, Henry Simms

Abstract


Flying is a luxury that is costly to the environment. This paper attempts to quantify how significant the effects of flying really are. The energy contribution from flying is
0.855kWh/day/person for every 1000km flown. This is ~4% of an individual’s domestic energy usage, and is equivalent boiling 7.456 litres of water every day for a year per 1000km.

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