Carrier says EU emissions plan threatens airlines' stability

06/10/2008 | International Herald Tribune · Reuters

Air France-KLM said the proposed inclusion of airlines in the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme is "discriminatory" and threatens the financial stability of carriers. Many experts say the EU proposal is unnecessary given that carriers are already driven to be fuel-efficient as a result of soaring oil prices. The proposal would require airlines using EU airports to cap their emissions of greenhouse gases. The sector would also pay for 25% of its carbon dioxide permits in the first year.

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