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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.


Coalition lobbies Senate on passage of EU-ETS prohibition bill
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA, European Union
  • December 15 2011

As a follow-up to our October 26, 2011 post entitled, “House Passes European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act,” the National Business Aviation Association (“NBAA”) along with 14 other organizations representing the aviation sector formed a coalition to lobby the Senate on the passage of Senate Bill S.1956.


Aviation industry considers the use of more biofuels to cut emissions and reduce costs
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • European Union, Global
  • November 8 2011

As reported in earlier posts, non-European Union airlines may soon be subject to the EU Emissions Trading System (“ETS”).


House passes European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA, European Union
  • October 26 2011

By a consent vote last Thursday, October 20, 2011 and after less than an hour of debate, the United States House of Representatives approved H.R. 2594, the “European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act.”


Inclusion of non-European Union aviation sector in emissions trading system does not violate international law
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • European Union
  • October 12 2011

As noted in earlier posts, beginning January 1, 2012, the European Union ("EU") plans to include the aviation sector as the second largest industry in its carbon Emissions Trading System ("ETS").


European Commission confirms that aviation sector will become second largest industry in carbon trading system
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • European Union
  • June 17 2011

As a follow-up to our October 20, 2010 post entitled “Climate Change: International Regulation of GHG Emissions From Aircraft,” on June 6, 2011 the European Commission (“EC”) confirmed its earlier March 2011 announcement that the aviation sector will become the second-largest industry in Europe’s carbon Emissions Trading System (“ETS”), behind only power generation.



Van P. Hilderbrand, Jr.
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP