The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly yesterday against U.S. participation in the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS), setting up an international confrontation between Western Europe and the rest of the world.
European Union Emission Trading Scheme
The head of the Air Transport Association of America (ATA) railed against Europe’s emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) during an October 18 speech at the Aero Club in Washington, D.C., vowing to continue the fight against carbon emissions cap-and-trade requirements for air carriers scheduled to take effect January 1.
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 European Commission is refusing to back down over the implementation of its controversial emissions trading scheme (ETS), even in the face of possible new legislation that would make it illegal for U.S. aircraft operators to comply with its requirements.
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.
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.
Congress threw the gauntlet at the European Union last month when a bipartisan group of House Transportation Committee leaders filed legislation to ban U.S. air carriers from participating in the EU’s emissions trading scheme (ETS).
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.
Lawyers acting for European Union states have begun their defense of the application of its emissions trading scheme (ETS) to non-European airlines in response to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Air Transport Association (ATA).