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Global Aviation GHG Plan Set for Vote

The UN aviation body will today vote on a plan to curb the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions by adopting a global market-based measure by 2020. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) executive committee reached a deal late Thursday to “decide to develop a global MBM (market-based mechanism) scheme for international … Read more »

Policy & Standards Briefing: EPA Fraudster, FERC Shutdown, Mattress Law

Former EPA official John Beale pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to cheating the US government out of almost $900,000 in pay and benefits for work he didn’t perform, while excusing his absences by falsely claiming he was on missions for the CIA. Beale has already repaid the money, but … Read more »

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Airline Industry Favors Global Carbon Offsets

The International Air Transport Association yesterday said the industry prefers a global carbon offsetting system that involves buying carbon credits rather than an industry-wide cap-and-trade system, Reuters reports. A group of high-level aviation industry representatives from 17 countries is working with the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to develop … Read more »

Australia, Europe Link Emissions Trading Systems

European climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard and Australian climate change minister Greg Combet today announced that Australia and Europe will link their emissions trading systems, which will allow businesses to use carbon trading units from either trading scheme for compliance under either system. A full two-way link between the two cap … Read more »