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UK flights urged to comply with EU environmental regulations after Brexit

UK flights must adhere to European Union environmental regulations after Brexit if Britain wants to keep its access to the European aviation market. Transport group Transport & Environment (T&E) made the call in a report that took at look at how guarantee environmental protection remains in the aviation sector post Brexit. The report recommended that EU regulations on the aviation emissions trading system (ETS) and state aid should still be …

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UK cannot benefit from ETS in case of Brexit

The EU Institutions have settled on a safeguard mechanism for European emissions trading should Britain leave the EU ETS in March 2019 without an agreement in hand. The development is considered to be one of the more noteworthy achievements during the negotiations about the inclusion of air traffic in the EU ETS. “If UK companies no longer have obligations under the EU ETS, then they cannot expect to continue to …

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Switzerland plans to connect Swiss and EU emissions trading schemes

Switzerland harbors plans to add aviation to its current emissions trading scheme (ETS) and to connect the Swiss and EU ETS. The purpose of this move is to allow the two to acknowledge each other’s emission allowances through a bilateral agreement that was inked last month. The proposal however, still needs to be approved by both the EU and Swiss Parliaments. Should it be ratified, the agreement would be implemented …

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EU seeks to resolve new aircraft emissions dispute

Over a year after global regulators approved emissions rules for commercial aircrafts, the European Union is facing an internal dispute over how they should be applied in an issue that could impact Airbus jet models. The European Parliament and EU member states will gather this week to try to resolve differences over how far European officials should be limited by last year’s agreement at the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation …

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EU MEPs support new bearing for taxing aviation emissions

Members of the European Parliament have initially consented to proceed with the aviation industry’s existing treatment under the EU’s emissions trading scheme to make way for the development of a new industry-specific carbon tax agreement. The EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) was established in 2005 to help encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions at EU level. It is a “cap and trade” system with a cap or limit on …

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Swiss aircraft operators required to submit data for new emissions trading scheme

Aircraft operators traveling to and from Switzerland from the European Union and domestically are ordered to submit the first data for the country’s new emissions trading scheme (ETS) by month’s end. With the deadline nearing, several operators might not be abreast that the new scheme began on July 1, with data acquisition taking place from January 1 to December 31, 2018. The ETS is being conducted and overseen by the …

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MEPs to limit exemption from EU ETS of flights to and from Europe

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted to restrict the exemption from the European Union Emissions Trading System of flights going to and coming from Europe until 2021, until further investigation on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) global offsetting measure dubbed as CORSIA is completed. Sustainable transport group Transport and Environment (T&E) regarded this vote as significant to preserving European climate goals. MEPs also recommended a number of amendments …

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Member of European Parliament makes case to back single Global Aviation Emissions Trading Scheme to plenary

After getting massive support from the European Parliament’s Transport Committee in June 2017 to ‘Stop the Clock’ on the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme for aviation, Conservative Transport Spokesman, Jacqueline Foster MEP moved the debate to the floor of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. In a speech at the European Parliament about the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) debate, Foster had this say: “President, colleagues. First, I would like …

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EU aviation officials call on political leaders to help end tax squabble

Top officials of Airbus and a group composed of top European airlines and engine makers have penned to political leaders, seeking assistance to find a peaceful resolution to the brewing trade spat over a recently introduced EU carbon charge. The signatories remarked that retribution by China and other countries that opposed the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) was resulting in serious penalties for the region’s aviation industry, a statement released …

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European Commission and Swiss Federal Council to link emissions trading systems

The European Commission and the Swiss Federal Council have approved proposals to link their emission trading systems (ETSs) with a formal signing slated for later this year. Once the agreement is implemented, participants in the EU ETS would be able to utilize units from the Swiss system for compliance, and vice versa. Furthermore, once the agreement is entered into force, emissions produced by the aviation industry will be included in …

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