A bipartisan panel of House Transportation Committee members is urging the Obama administration to step up diplomatic action and launch a formal challenge at the United Nations to the European law that would penalize airlines for carbon emissions, Reuters reports.
The chief executive of the European aircraft maker Airbus, Thomas Enders, warns of thousands of jobs lost unless the European Union changes or delays its decision to make airlines pay for their greenhouse gas emissions, Dow Jones reports.
Airbus and the eight biggest European airlines are urging the European Union to find a compromise in the standoff over forcing international airlines to comply with carbon emission rules, warning that involving non-European airlines could lead to retaliation, Bloomberg reports.
Bloomberg reports that Delta Air Lines and United Continental steered flights between the United States and Asia further south on Thursday to avoid potential disruption from the solar storm that is hitting Earth.
The head of a U.N. aviation body said the agency by the end of the year will come out with its alternative to the European Union's mandate that airlines pay for their greenhouse gas emissions when using European airports, Reuters reports.
A top State Department official tells Reuters that the United States is still talking to other countries and has not decided whether to retaliate against a European Union mandate that international airlines pay for their greenhouse gas emissions when using Europe's airports.
Countries meeting in Moscow to discuss their opposition to the European Union's new requirement that international airlines pay for their greenhouse emissions when using European airports put together a basked of retaliatory measures, Reuters reports. The State Department said it would be premature to discuss specific measures.
New analysis by the Center for American Progress and Climate Advisers finds that contrary to some expectations, airline profits will increase in the near term under the European Union's controversial requirement that airlines pay for their greenhouse emissions when using European airports.
Russia may bar its airlines from participating in the European Union's carbon-trading system to protest the EU mandate that requires international airlines from paying for their greenhouse emissions when using European airports, Reuters reports.
At talks beginning Tuesday in Moscow, the United States and other opponents of the European Union's mandate that international airlines pay for their carbon emissions when using European airports will debate an array of counter proposals, raising the risk of an aviation trade war, Reuters reports.