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Aviation: European Commission proposes to amend the EU emissions trading scheme (“ETS”) to limit its applicability to the European airspace beginning January 1, 2014
  • K&L Gates
  • European Union
  • December 17 2013

The European Commission has recently modified its proposed roll-out of a cap-and-trade scheme affecting international aviation. On 16 October 2013


Drones: the next frontier in farming?
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2014

There has been a lot of talk about drones (also called "Unmanned Aerial Systems," or "UAS") lately. From their use during wartime, to Amazon CEO Jeff


EU negotiator opposes US aviation policy
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • July 29 2013

The European Parliamentarian Peter Liese, the environment committee's lead negotiator, said July 24 that the Obama Administration's efforts to reduce


The emissions trading scheme in European airspace takes shapecan the United States be far behind?
  • Vedder Price PC
  • European Union, USA
  • May 11 2010

One of the most talked-about issues in the ongoing climate change debate is cap-and-trade regimes


New report on Renewable Energy as an Airport Revenue Source
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2015

The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has recently published a guidebook on Renewable Energy as an Airport Revenue Source. The link to the


U.S. Environmental Protection Agencynoticeproposed finding that greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft cause or contribute to air pollution
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2015

On July 1, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") issued a proposed finding that greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft cause or


EPA brings NOx emissions regulations for commercial and non-commercial civilian aircraft engines in line with ICAO standards
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2012

Late last month, EPA adopted new nitrogen oxide (“NOx”) emissions standards for aircraft engines that align with international requirements previously promulgated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (“ICAO”


Mr. Edward M. Bolen, NBAA, emphasizes the disparate treatment of the general and business aviation sector under the EU-ETS
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • June 7 2012

As discussed in earlier posts, “House Passes European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act,” and “Coalition Lobbies Senate on Passage of EU-ETS Prohibition Bill,” the U.S. Congress is actively pushing to protect the U.S. aviation sector from being regulated under the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (“EU-ETS”


Recent statements highlight difficulty in achieving a global compromise on aviation emissions regulation
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • European Union, Global
  • March 26 2012

Since taking effect on January 1, 2012, the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (“EU-ETS”) has continued to be a hot button issue among the international aviation community


Will the war of words over the EU emissions trading scheme turn into a trade war?
  • Stephenson Harwood LLP
  • European Union
  • November 20 2012

The opposition to the EU-ETS by third countries, following the CJEU judgment confirming the legality of the EU-ETS, has intensified in the last few months, and tensions are likely to escalate even further unless a compromise solution is found by April 2013, when airlines will be required to pay for their 2012 emissions in compliance with their obligations under the EU-ETS