Wednesday, September 07, 2011
European Union To Force Emissions Trading Scheme on Airlines
Airlines account for two percent of global carbon emissions. Carriers ferrying a total of 2.5 billion passengers emitted 650 million tons of carbon dioxide globally last year.
Carriers in the United States have taken the EU to the European Court of Justice for including airlines in the emissions trading scheme. The results of the case will be known on October 6 and will set a precedent for all other airlines. (CNN, 9/6/2011)