Europe Threatens To Ban Flights From Non ETS Compliant Countries | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Most Recent Daily Airborne

Airborne On ANN

Airborne On YouTube/Hi-Def/Mac Friendly

Monday

Airborne 01.26.15

Airborne 01.26.15

Tuesday

Airborne 01.27.15

Airborne 01.27.15

Wednesday

Airborne 01.28.15

Airborne 01.28.15

Thursday

Airborne 01.29.15

Airborne 01.29.15

Friday

Airborne 01.23.15

Airborne 01.23.15

Sat, Jan 07, 2012

Europe Threatens To Ban Flights From Non ETS Compliant Countries

Says A Ban Of Airliners Would Be A 'Last Resort'

The latest salvo in the sabre-rattling over the EU-ETS comes from the European Commission, which said Thursday that airlines who do not account for their emissions under the newly-imposed cap-and-trade scheme could be banned from landing at European airports.

Many non-European nations, including the U.S. and China, have expressed strong opposition to the unilateral imposition of what amounts to a carbon tax on their airlines. The initiative went into effect January 1st.

According to a report in the New York Times, Isaac Valero-Ladron, the commission’s spokesman for climate action, said on Thursday at a news conference in Brussels that a ban would be a "last resort" based on "continued noncompliance." He said he was confident that airlines would fall into line, as the penalties for not paying the tax are higher than the tax its self.

In the U.S., the House has passed a bill prohibiting U.S. flagged airliners from paying the carbon tax, and a similar bill is pending in the U.S. Senate. However, some U.S. airlines have already announced a surcharge on international fares to cover the cost of the carbon credits.

No carbon permits must be produced for the EU until the end of April, 2013, which still leaves a lot of time for negotiation and compromise.

FMI: http://europa.eu

Advertisement

More News

AeroSports Update: Discovery XL-2 Production Is Underway

Discovery Aviation Announced That Production Of The New Discovery XL-2 Has Started If you are looking for a newly manufactured 2-place airplane suitable for the private owner or fo>[...]

Airborne 01.28.15: AMA Steps Up, AirAsia Stall Warnings, Obama Wants Carbon Cuts

Also: Ridiculous Arkansas Regs Proposed, Tecnam Juggernaut, New EC135 T2+ Training Helo, NBAA Joins 'Know Before You Fly', Wipaire Grand Opening, AirVenture SkyDive Record As the m>[...]

Airborne 01.28.15: AMA Steps Up, AirAsia Stall Warnings, Obama Wants Carbon Cuts

Also: Ridiculous Arkansas Regs Proposed, Tecnam Juggernaut, New EC135 T2+ Training Helo, NBAA Joins 'Know Before You Fly', Wipaire Grand Opening, AirVenture SkyDive Record As the m>[...]

Piper Aircraft Launches M500 With Latest Garmin Avionics

Caldecott Says New Meridian Features Electronic Stability Protection, Underspeed Protection, Other Safety Improvements Piper Aircraft has introduced its newest top-of-the-line M-Cl>[...]

Airborne 01.27.15: USCG Rescue!, Two Eagles Over Pacific, UAV v White House

Also: Hartzell/Red Bull, GA Coalition, Aero-Calendar, Commemorative Air Force, Sarah Brightman To ISS, Hot Air Balloon Endurance Record The pilot of a single engine Cirrus SR22 air>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC