Friday November 22, 2019

Emissions to land

The European Commission is getting serious about the climate emergency and it has the aviation industry firmly in its sights to reduce emissions, which has serious implications for Ireland

By Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

20th October, 2019

Environmentalists are lobbying for tax to be applied to jet fuel, kerosene Pic: Getty

Frans Timmermans appears to be taking his new role very seriously. As incoming executive vice-president of the European Commission with responsibility for a European Green Deal, Timmermans has dialled up the rhetoric on European climate policy, and he is clearly targeting the aviation industry.

“Why is it that people decide to spend more time sitting in an airport waiting for a flight than sitting on a train getting to the destination?” Timmermans asked a European...

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