31 Jul '11, 6pm

7 Myths About the EU's Airline Emissions Plan

7 Myths About the EU's Airline Emissions Plan

Unfortunately, the debate around the European program to control carbon pollution from aviation is heating up, with the U.S. "objecting" , the U.S.-based airlines squawking, and the aviation industry boosters in the U.S. house trying to stop Europe for controlling pollution . Of course, most airlines (U.S., European, and Chinese) would prefer not to have any system that controls their pollution so their claims of the sky falling aren't surprising . Sadly the debate hasn't focused on the fact that countries have a choice -- develop, implement, and enforce an equivalent program at home and the Europeans will allow their carriers to be excluded. None of the governments that are grumbling about the European program have proposed an equivalent program. If they did it would be a completely different story. Instead, these countries are basically saying: "We don't like the Europea...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/07/31/7-myths-about-eus...

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