25 Aug '11, 11pm

Green groups claim government is shying away from cutting aviation emissions via @businessgreen

A long-awaited government report on green aviation policy has failed to endorse independent proposals for limiting the sector's rapidly growing emissions, to the dismay of green groups. The government yesterday published its response to an analysis presented by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in December 2009, which warned that air travel could not increase more than 60 per cent on 2005 levels by 2050 if the UK was to meet legally binding targets to reduce emissions 80 per cent by mid-century. FURTHER READING Greener UK aviation prepared for take-off US airlines to play no part in "ill-advised and illegal" emissions trading scheme Yesterday's formal response from the Department for Transport (DfT) acknowledged the CCC was right to warn that aviation emissions would result in the breaching of the UK's legal emissions limits "without further action". It said aviation e...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2104596/green-claim-...

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treehugger.com 26 Aug '11, 6pm

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