Thu, Jun 09, 2011
Hedegaard: "We Do Not
Intend To Back Down"
The Climate Commissioner for the Eurpean Union is steadfast in
his insistence that all airlines regardless of registration be
included in the EU's carbon emissions plan set to go into effect
January 1st, 2012.
The plan to require non-EU-flagged airlines to participate
through the purchase of carbon credits has drawn harsh fire from
those carriers, and was a topic of much discussion at the
recently-concluded IATA general meeting in Singapore.
Dow Jones Newswires reports that Climate Commissioner
Connie Hedegaard has said flatly that the EU does "not intend to
back down" despite threats of legal action by a group of U.S.-based
airlines and trade sanctions on the part of the Chinese government.
Airlines registered in EU member states worry that if all carriers
are not require to participate, then they will be placed at a
In a letter to Hedegaard, Airbus CEO Tom Enders indicated that
U.S. Airlines have said they could possibly take out their
frustration over the requirements on his company. U.S. airlines
have "clearly demonstrated they will not shy away from retaliatory
measures," and Airbus could be a target, he wrote.
The plan requires airlines to reduce emissions or buy carbon
credits to allow them to exceed emission targets. Hedegaard said
airlines could pass those costs on the the passengers in the form
of higher fares, but said the plan is a "pollution ceiling," not a
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