EU countries urged to reject UN scheme that could thwart action on aviation emissions

By |september 23rd, 2019|aviation emissions trading scheme, aviation ETS, CORSIA, EU ETS, ICAO, News, Violeta Bulc|

The European Commission has asked EU countries to reject a UN resolution this week that could forbid the bloc from going further than the CORSIA aviation emissions reduction plan currently being developed at international level.

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BusinessEurope warms to Macron’s EU carbon tariff idea

By |april 29th, 2019|aviation emissions trading scheme, Carbon pricing, Carbon tariff, News|

Marking a departure from its existing policy, Europe’s biggest business lobby group said it was discussing a carbon tariff at the EU's border in order to restore a level playing field with countries like China or the US, which do not impose a pollution constraint on their industries.

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To help fix EU budget, end aviation’s tax break

By |februar 26th, 2018|Aviation and airlines, aviation emissions, aviation emissions trading scheme, aviation ETS, EU budget, EU budget 2020-2027, EU budget summit, News, VAT|

The European Commission’s move to make it administratively easier to calculate and charge VAT on passenger transport is welcome and long overdue, writes Bill Hemmings. But instead of abolishing VAT breaks for airline tickets, the EU plan will make a weekend trip treated the same as “necessities” such as foodstuffs, or pharmaceutical products, he warns.

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‘We can live with this’: How Airbus was allowed write its own climate rules

By |november 29th, 2017|Airbus, Aviation and airlines, aviation emissions, aviation emissions trading scheme, aviation ETS, ICAO, News|

E-mail exchanges between the European Commission and Airbus show how the European aircraft manufacturer was offered privileged access to the EU decision-making process, allowing it to write its own environmental rules, writes Andrew Murphy.

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Emissions Trading System failures sour energy policy efforts

By |september 20th, 2017|aviation emissions, aviation emissions trading scheme, Brexit, China, Claude Turmes, ETS reform, News, Paris Agreement, Switzerland, United Kingdom|

Doubts about the effectiveness of the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) resurfaced on Tuesday (19 September) at an energy conference in Estonia, as a low carbon price continues to stymie energy market efforts.

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Ryanair denies climate change because it doesn’t like the solutions

By |april 19th, 2017|Aviation and airlines, aviation emissions, aviation emissions trading scheme, aviation ETS, Michael O'Leary, News, Ryanair|

It’s no mystery why Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary dismisses evidence of climate change as ‘rubbish’, writes Andrew Murphy.

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