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DfT consults on adding aviation to emissions trading scheme

The government has launched a consultation into how it could include emissions from aviation in the European Union's carbon emission trading scheme.
Under the proposals airlines will have set quotas of emissions which they would have to pay to exceed and those that emit less than their quota could sell their excess for a profit.Environment and Climate Change Minister Ian Pearson said, 'While still relatively small, aviation is the fastest growing source of emissions in the UK and, like other sectors of the economy, the aviation industry needs to take its share of responsibility for tackling climate change.'The consultation will consider: which flights should be included in the scheme; when aviation should enter the scheme; how the scheme should be regulated; and how allowances will be allocated.The consultation period closes on 1st June. Read the consultation paper here.

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