Members of the Assn. of European Airlines (AEA) have criticized a European Commission proposal that aims to artificially inflate the cost of carbon permits traded in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). On Jan. 1, aviation joined the EU ETS despite strong opposition from a large number of non-European countries that feel the scheme infringes on their sovereignty (ATW Daily News, Dec. 22, 2011). Now EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard has tabled a proposal, ...

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