Brussels drops aviation emissions plan

EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said on November 12 that inclusion of international aviation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) would be suspended. Brussels would instead allow the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to develop a global solution for managing aviation carbon emissions. The ETS scheme has run into considerable opposition outside Europe and, the following day, on 13 November, the US House of Representatives passed a bill to ... [+]

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