Tuesday

17th Jan 2017

Ticker

EU delays decision on airline pollution

The EU will wait until next year or early 2018 to decide if foreign airlines operating in Europe must make emissions cuts in line with the Emissions Trading Scheme ETS). Henrik Hololei, the European Commission's transport chief told MEPs on Tuesday that he was still assessing whether pollution cuts agreed by the international aviation body, the ICAO, were adequate. The EU exempted foreign airlines from the ETS in 2013.

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