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EU open to talks but won't scrap carbon tax

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 14, 2012

Europe is willing to discuss its new carbon emissions tax for airlines with disgruntled governments but has no plans to scrap the levy, top EU officials said Monday.

Airlines and governments have complained the tax is too costly and was implemented without...

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Subject Tags: European Union

China Bans Airlines From Joining EU’s Carbon Emissions System

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 6, 2012

China, home to the world’s fastest growing aviation market, banned airlines from taking part in a European Union carbon-emissions system designed to curb pollution, saying the program violates international rules.

The system contravenes the United Nations...

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EU Emission Tax: India, US and others to decide on retaliatory measures

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 6, 2012

Intensifying the protest against European Union's imposition of carbon tax on airlines flying into their airspace, India, China and Russia may soon respond together with a retaliatory fee on European carriers, making it difficult for them to fly east. 

The move...

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India to defend local-buy policy in solar mission as US, EU protest

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 3, 2012

India is readying to defend its policy requiring companies to source local content for the national solar mission project, a rule that has triggered protests from the US and the EU. 

The commerce department is talking to the ministry of new and renewable energy...

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EU parliament set to call for carbon market

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 22, 2011

European politicians are expected on Tuesday to vote through an amendment that could pave the way for direct intervention in the EU carbon market, which has sunk to record lows.

Businesses and environmentalists have heaped pressure on the European Commission to...

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Subject Tags: European Union , Politics

EU Should Consider JI Carbon Offset Limits for 2013, Groups Say

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 20, 2011

The European Union should consider controlling the use of some Emission Reduction Units in the third phase of its carbon market, the world’s largest, said research groups including the Stockholm Environment Institute.

ERUs stem from the Joint Implementation...

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Green tax from January 2012 will stay, says EU

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 7, 2011

The carbon tax on flights landing in European airports that can cost a passenger an additional up to Rs 300 is going to stay.

"No way the Parliament will change the law," said Jo Leinen, chairman of European Parliament delegation to climate talks at Durban, claiming...

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Aviation Carbon Suit to Stir Trade Tension at Durban Talks, Derwent Says

By : sustainabilityo..., May 17, 2011

A lawsuit by U.S. airlines arguing against inclusion in the European Union carbon market probably will stir tension at December climate talks, said Henry Derwent, the International Emissions Trading Association president.

U.S. airlines including United Continental...

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Subject Tags: European Union

India-EU Cleantech Partnerships Set To Go Up – 38 EoIs signed in Global Technology partnership Forum in New Delhi

By : sustainabilityo..., May 14, 2011

The joint India-EU business and research initiative on clean-technology, organised under the aegis of Global Technology Partnership Forum by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the European Business and Technology...

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EU plan to double energy efficiency by 2020

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 9, 2011

The European Union needs to double its efforts to boost energy efficiency in order to cut greenhouse gases, partly by producing better household appliances, renovating public buildings and private homes, and driving improved cars, the EU executive said in a plan adopted...

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