Air travel growth suggests ‘sustainable’ and ‘development’ are not compatible

By |oktober 4th, 2019|air travel, Aviation and airlines, aviation ETS, News, Sustainable Development Goals, UN Sustainable Development Summit|

Air travel is not the only threat to life on earth, but it is a useful barometer of runaway economic growth and development that, if allowed to continue unmitigated, will irreparably harm the planet, writes Jonathan Gornall.

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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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France to impose green tax on plane tickets

By |julij 10th, 2019|air transport, Aviation and airlines, aviation ETS, News|

France announced Tuesday (9 July) it would impose new taxes on plane tickets of up to €18 per flight, joining other EU states seeking to limit the environmental impact of air travel.

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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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MEPs give international flights respite from EU carbon fees until 2021

By |september 13th, 2017|aviation ETS, ICAO, Julie Girling, News, Seb Dance|

European Parliament approved on Wednesday (11 September) a plan to keep commercial flights in and out of Europe exempt from the EU's carbon emission controls until 2021, in a move likely to be welcomed by the aviation industry.

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Beginning of the end for aviation’s VIP climate treatment?

By |september 4th, 2017|aviation ETS, News|

The European Commission's proposal to continue exempting flights to and from Europe from its flagship emissions trading scheme (ETS) was an overreaction, writes Andrew Murphy.

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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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