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With more than 7,500 aircraft entering service in Europe over the next two decades, the European Union has to move fast into the next phase of the Single European Sky. A few days ago the Commission adopted two new regulations to advance the implementation of both the SES and the deployment phase of SESAR, the… » read more

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The proposal to address the issue of indirect land use change (ILUC) in European biofuel policy has advanced in the European Parliament, as MEP Corinne Lepage of France released her draft report in the Environment Committee. ILUC refers to unintended consequences of making biofuels—for example, if a policy preference for corn ethanol creates incentives for… » read more

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On 26 February, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee adopted the Commission’s proposal to temporarily “stop the clock” on the enforcement of its aviation ETS for international flights with respect to 2012 emissions. Last year, carbon dioxide emissions from aviation began to be included in the ETS, but the implementation has been highly controversial. EU trading… » read more

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In the quest for sustainability, the aviation industry is seeking to avoid unintended consequences—especially the unintended consequences of employing biofuels on a large scale. One kind of unintended consequence is known as ILUC, or “indirect land-use change”. When biofuels are produced on existing agricultural land, the demand for food and feed crops remains, and may… » read more

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Avoiding chemical imbalance

The aviation industry supports balanced and thoughtful regulation of chemicals—with a goal of across-the-board public safety. As the Competitiveness Council meets today, with Europe’s REACH regulations on the agenda, the industry hopes it will keep in mind that balanced approach. The EU REACH (short for review, evaluation, and authorization of chemicals) regulation came into force… » read more

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Starting tomorrow, air traffic management (ATM) professionals, policy makers, and thought leaders from around the world will gather in Madrid for the first annual World ATM Congress, a new joint meeting of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) and the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA). CANSO and ATCA together combine the private companies and… » read more

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On 17 October 2012, the Climate Change Committee formally endorsed the Commission’s guidelines on “Biomass Issues in the EU ETS,” which are part of a series of documents intended to provide guidance to Member States on different aspects of the ETS Monitoring and Reporting Regulation. This includes guidance on how to implement – consistently across… » read more

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The Commission recently published a proposal, amending the Renewable Energy Directive and the Fuel Quality Directive, with the aim to start the transition to biofuels that deliver substantial greenhouse gas savings when also estimated indirect land-use change emissions are reported. The Parliament and the Council will have now to adopt the proposal while a debate… » read more

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