Skip to comments.Europe’s airline CEOs blast “crazy” carbon pricing scheme
Posted on 05/26/2012 12:11:37 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Europes airline executives launched a new salvo against the EUs Emissions Trading System (ETS) yesterday (24 May), just weeks before an international working group is due to make new proposals aimed at resolving the dispute over pricing air carbon emissions.
CEOs from 13 of Europes top airlines lined up at a press conference in the Brussels airport's Sheraton Hotel to savage the ETS as crazy at a time when economic growth was imperative.
Europe cant afford a trade war at a time like this, said Willie Walsh, CEO for the International Airlines Group, British Airways parent group. The Commission has to move quickly to defuse the tensions that exist and which are rising on a daily basis.
Walsh said that he had expressed the industrys anger and frustration at what he called the EUs arrogant approach in unilaterally imposing the ETS on the world, at a meeting with the EUs vice-president and transport commissioner, Siim Kallas.
All but 10 airlines have signed up to the ETS, which obliges companies using European air space to buy some allowances to offset each tonne of their carbon emissions, although 85% of them have been given away free.
But you should not confuse compliance with agreement, Walsh warned. Opposition to the ETS was widespread and growing he said, due to fears of uncontrolled trade retaliation which would hit the air industry before other sectors, he said.
The world is becoming a global village, Bernard Gustin, the head of Brussels Airlines told EurActiv. Lets be sure Europe is not the fool of the village.
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These selfish ingrates....they do not desire saving the planet? Where oh where did the social engineering go wrong?
The Communist, Socialist and Social Engineering people have been trying this crap in other forms and now its this.
Same people Watermelon red on inside and red on the inside.
This is a terrible waste of a watermellon....but, sacrifices must be made....else, there wouldn’t be really cool videos.
Posted on May 26, 2012
I propose a competition between California and Texas. California runs for one year completely off green energy, and Texas runs for one year completely off fossil fuels.
At the end of the year, we can see if there is anyone left in California, and if the people who emigrated away are still left wing morons.
Rather witty I’d say.....
Taxes always start out in life as cute little piglets, sometimes given away for free, but they always soon grow into the biggest fattiest hogs. The confiscated wealth will not be used to plant trees or fertilize CO2 consuming algae in the open oceans. CO2 is just the Trojan horse, the plan being to loot the castle once inside.
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