The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) went into effect for aviation users on New Year’s Day, just 10 days after NBAA lamented a European Court of Justice decision allowing European authorities to obligate all operators, including the airlines and general aviation, to comply with the program.
As the calendar turns to winter, Weather Services International (WSI) has issued its forecast for the upcoming season. The information provider expects the period of January to March to average colder than normal temperatures across most of the northern and western U.S., with above-normal temperatures confined to the south-central and southeastern states because of the La Niña weather pattern.
The most likely solution to the battle over ETS lies in political compromise, according to Mehran Massih, counsel and head of the London-based environment practice at international law firm Shearman & Sterling. He views the European Court of Justice (ECJ) advocate general’s preliminary legal opinion as a wholesale rejection of the Air Transport Association case.
Have you ever wondered why we keep putting off for tomorrow what we can do today, particularly when it comes to the issue of, yes—I’ll say it—global warming? Quite apart from the flat-earth crowd, the people who believe the overwhelming scientific evidence tend to acknowledge a need to do something about this existential threat.
Universal Weather and Aviation (Booth No. C8926) has enhanced the services available on its European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) resource center. The center offers calculators, sample reporting plans and how-to information. It also offers the ability to present the information to an accredited verifier with which Universal has a relationship in the format the verifier requires.
The U.S. Transportation Department is considering a “range of options” to respond to the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (ETS), according to the testimony of a high-level agency official before the House aviation subcommittee.
The European Commission is preparing to allow more aircraft operators to use the simplified compliance procedure for its controversial emissions trading scheme (ETS).
Political pressure against the application of the European Union’s emissions trading scheme to non-European aircraft operators has intensified, with bipartisan support in the U.S. for legislation that would make it illegal for U.S. operators to comply with ETS. The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011 would require the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to ensure that U.S.
The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) could add yet another obstacle to business aviation’s anemic recovery, according to business aviation analyst Brian Foley. “Worldwide business jet deliveries were already down by 40 percent in just two years.
Legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives yesterday that would ban U.S. air carriers from participating in the European Union’s emissions trading scheme. The EU plans to impose a costly “carbon tax” on any civil aviation operators landing or departing from EU airports beginning on January 1. All civil aircraft would be forced to participate in the EU-ETS despite the objections of the U.S. government and now Congress.