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Standards & Compliance Briefing: Aircraft CO2, Globally Harmonized System, LEDs

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Aircraft CO2, Globally Harmonized System, LEDs

The International Civil Aviation Organization’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection reached the second milestone in the development of a carbon dioxide standard for new aircraft, by agreeing recommendations on certification procedures. These recommendations will be forwarded to the Council of ICAO for review and action during its sessions this spring. Airlines for America, the industry trade … Read more »

European Aviation GHGs ‘Likely to Fall 1.5% in 2013’

Greenhouse gas emissions from flights within Europe are likely to fall by around 1 million tons or roughly 1.5 percent this year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The drop should come as carriers bring newer, more fuel-efficient fleets online and pack their planes more tightly as a result of high oil prices, New … Read more »

EU Suspends Aviation Emissions Rules

The European Commission has suspended its carbon emissions laws on flights taking off or landing from EU member states. The move follows a decision by the International Civil Aviation Organization last week to consider a global market-based mechanism — such as carbon trading — to encourage airlines to cut their emissions. … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Obama Win, Michigan Measure Fails, Sandy Spills

After President Obama won re-election last night, environmental and sustainable business groups warned that he will have to take further steps to slow global climate change. The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions urged Obama to keep pushing EPA regulations on greenhouse gases. The World Resources Institute said he should work … Read more »