Policy

March 30, 2010 - 5:20am

The European Commission (EC) is set to approve a simplified process for so-called small emitters to calculate and report carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from their aircraft as an alternative means of compliance with the new emissions trading scheme (ETS). The EC’s climate change committee has given its blessing to the new process and, following further scrutiny by the European Parliament, it is expected to be adopted by the EC this summer.

February 22, 2010 - 7:19am

The European Commission’s latest list of operators subject to the emissions trading scheme (ETS) is still incomplete and inaccurate, according to companies that are trying to help operators comply with the new environmental requirement.

February 18, 2010 - 11:43am

The European Commission’s latest list of operators subject to the emissions trading scheme (ETS) is still incomplete and inaccurate, according to companies that are trying to help operators comply with the new environmental requirement.

December 29, 2009 - 9:33am

The European Commission published a new provisional list of operators who are required to submit plans for monitoring, reporting and verifying carbon emissions under the European Union emissions trading scheme (ETS). The list is intended to

December 28, 2009 - 8:50am

Twelve months ago many of the business aircraft operators who had any intention of flying in European airspace were probably still blissfully unaware of the continent’s new emissions trading scheme (ETS), despite the fact that the European Commission had given at least a couple of years’ notice of its intention to extend the cap-and-trade system to aviation. Beginning this month (Jan.

December 22, 2009 - 8:32am

The European Commission has published a new provisional list of operators who are required to submit plans for monitoring, reporting and verifying carbon emissions under the European Union emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS). The list is intended to give operators extra time to prepare and file plans ahead of the planned publication of a full updated list in February.

October 14, 2009 - 11:07am

Like it or not, and regardless of where they are based, many business aircraft operators who fly into European airspace will be required to account for the carbon they emit and ensure that they have bought enough carbon credits to cover this output when Europe’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) is fully up and running in January 2012.

October 14, 2009 - 10:58am

It’s been a tough year for the European business aviation community. Like its U.S. counterpart, the industry took a hit as a result of the economic downturn, leading to a loss of business in all sectors. In addition, new rules and regulations have many in the industry on edge.

September 29, 2009 - 6:25am

The bureaucratic torpor and confusion that has mired the initial registration process for the introduction of Europe’s new emissions-trading scheme (ETS) has brought the cap-and-trade approach to reducing aviation’s carbon footprint into disrepute, according to the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA).

August 31, 2009 - 8:40am
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The implementation of Europe’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) has begun amid widespread confusion on the part of the aircraft operators who stand subject to it and the government bodies responsible for running it. August 31 was supposed to have been the deadline by which operators had to register their plans for monitoring, reporting and verifying (MRV) carbon dioxide emissions from their fleet.

 
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