US airlines attack Germany’s planned air ticket tax

By |november 4th, 2019|Aviation and airlines, aviation emissions, Germany, Henrik Hololei, News, United States|

A group of US airlines has insisted that Germany’s plan to tax air tickets undermines a UN agreement on offsetting emissions from international aviation, a line of argument that is also casting doubt on the EU’s flagship emissions trading scheme (ETS).

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Next Commission urged to launch ‘aviation package’

By |junij 21st, 2019|aviation emissions, Brune Poirson, Karima Delli, Magdalena Andersson, Menno Snel, News, Pierre Moscovici|

The next European Commission should make curbing aviation emissions a priority in its work programme for the next five years, according to lawmakers at a special summit on Thursday (20 June) dedicated to taxing flights.

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The UN is failing on all fronts to tackle the climate impact of flying

By |junij 6th, 2018|Aviation and airlines, aviation biofuels, aviation emissions, ICAO, News|

ICAO's proposed offsetting scheme for aviation emissions, known as CORSIA, will cover a mere 6% of projected CO2 emissions accumulated to 2050, writes Bill Hemmings, saying CORSIA fails the Paris Agreement test miserably.

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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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Airbus exec.: EU ‘bonus’ for aviation biofuels may be too little

By |oktober 16th, 2017|Aviation and airlines, aviation biofuels, aviation emissions, aviation ETS, greening aviation, International Civil Aviation Organization, News|

The European Commission’s proposal to incentivise the production of biofuels for aircraft with a 20% “multiplier” goes in the right direction, says Thierry Nowaczyk from Airbus. The question is whether this is enough to fill the price gap with fossil-based kerosene, he told EURACTIV.com in an interview.

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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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International flights to stay free from EU carbon fees until 2021, MEPs vote

By |julij 11th, 2017|aviation emissions, ENVI committee, EU ETS, ICAO, News|

International flights to and from the EU will remain free from paying CO2 emissions permits but the exemption will cease in 2021 unless EU bodies meanwhile decide otherwise, the European Parliament's environment committee agreed on Tuesday (11 July).

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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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EU sees ‘strategic advantage’ of biofuels in aviation

By |marec 9th, 2017|advanced biofuels, Aviation and airlines, aviation emissions, Biofuels, European Single Sky, News|

In sectors like aviation where decarbonisation options are limited, there is a strategic advantage in encouraging the use of biofuels, a European Commission official has said.

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