EU MINISTERS FORMALLY APPROVE AIR EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) Council of Ministers has formally approved the expansion of the EU's greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme to cover civil aviation emissions. This decision passes the legislation to the European Parliament, with which it shares veto rights over the law. MEPs are expected to approve the move by June. That said, there are likely to be arguments between the two bodies over how air emissions trading works. In earlier amendments, MEPs demanded airlines flying to and from the EU be included from 2011 - ministers ...


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