EU ETS: On-the-ground battle that’s affecting skies

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EU ETS: On-the-ground battle that’s affecting skies




The European Union held firm on the issue of extending the emission trading system (ETS) for all flights entering or departing from airports in the region, a move strongly opposed by 26 countries.

Governments of more than 20 countries, including the US, China, Russia, India and Brazil, have agreed on a joint declaration opposing the inclusion of aviation in the ETS starting in 2012

"No. It is a law," Environment Commissioner, Janez Potočnik, told reporters when asked...


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