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European high court backs airline emission rules

New European regulations will help limit greenhouse gas emissions from aviation.

Cap and trading regulations to take effect next month

By Bob Berwyn

SUMMIT COUNTY —Starting next month, airlines flying in and out of European Union countries will have to comply with new mandatory regulations aimed at capping and gradually reducing the growing impact of greenhouse gas emissions from aviation by 5 percent through 2020.

The European law holds airlines accountable for emissions and sets up a carbon cap and trading system. Aviation is one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions, rising 3 percent to 4 percent per year.  Until now, the sector has escaped regulations that would require emissions reductions. Continue reading “European high court backs airline emission rules”