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Thursday, November 16, 2006

EU proposes airline emissions controls

The European Commission has proposed all airlines flying in or to the European Union be subject to emissions controls from 2011. At the moment airlines are excluded from the Kyoto Protocol, which sets carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions targets for countries in an attempt to reduce the effects of global warming.

Details of the proposed airline controls are sketchy but we can be sure that if adopted they will lead to higher prices for passengers and air freight.

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