Confusion reigned as the Aug. 31 deadline for aircraft operators to submit their tonne-km. plans for the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme came and went amid growing concerns that operators could lose their free allowance allocations. Filing deadlines for the plans were extended by Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia, Sweden and the UK. Bulgaria also extended its deadline as it had no "competent authority" in place to receive the submissions. The UK's competent authority, the Environment ...

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