WDM say scrap airport expansion and raise aviation taxes
effects of including flying in the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme will do little
to reduce emissions. The European Commission has estimated that including aviation
in the ETS will only increase prices for air travel by between €1.80 ( £1.20) and
€9 ( £6) on a return ticket, which will have little impact on the growth in aviation.
"We estimate that this small increase in duty and the inclusion of aviation in
the ETS will mean UK aviation emissions will still grow by 84% by 2020, down from
a 92% increase if nothing was done" continued Mr Hardstaff, WDM head of policy.
(WDM press release).