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Airlines reject the deal of the century

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T&E's Bill Hemmings writes in the Financial Times on behalf of the International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation (ICSA), 13 April 2011:

Sir, Jeff Smisek, chief executive of the newly merged United and Continental Airlines, balks at the thought of paying his share of the estimated €1.1bn cost of the aviation sector joining the European Union’s emissions trading scheme from next year (“United warns EU on carbon rule”, April 4).

T&E reaction to European Commission statement on inclusion of aviation in the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS)

The European Commission has today decided on the historical aviation emissions which will be used to calculate the number of aviation allowances
to be available from 2012 when the sector is brought into the EU-ETS (1).