San Diego International Airport (SAN) under the ownership of San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Airport Authority) is recognized as a leader in environmental and sustainable practices. The Airport Authority instituted one of the first sustainability policies for a major airport in the U.S. Interested in reading it? Click here.
Given our work in this area, the Airport Authority Airport Planning & Environmental Affairs team is often asked to participate in various workgroups, panel discussions, and give presentations to local, state, and national groups. Recently, SAN was one of seven airports selected to participate in a sustainable aviation roundtable hosted by the White House.
The roundtable was held on September 9 in a virtual format and representing SAN was Brendan Reed, Airport Authority Director, Airport Planning & Environmental Affairs. In addition to airport representatives, the panel included Cabinet Secretaries from the Biden Administration, U.S. Senators, and U.S. House of Representatives.
The discussion focused on launching a new Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge which aims to align the public and private sectors to dramatically increase the production of sustainable aviation fuels. This challenge is in support of President Biden’s commitment to achieving net-zero economy-wide emissions no later than 2050.
Brendan Reed shared SAN’s sustainability leadership which is included in the post-event fact sheet. We are proud to have participated in the roundtable and look forward to working with industry stakeholders to address the goals of the Challenge.