Reports that Indian airlines may not submit their carbon data for ETS
Climate sceptic groups are promoting a story about India asking its national carriers not to submit data on their fuel consumption to the EU ETS. The data is needed for working out how much an airline needs to pay to the ETS. The source says India has led the opposition to the move with support from more than two dozen countries including the US and China.
This story is being promoted by climate sceptics, as below. Also with exactly the same heading on the “Global Warming Policy Foundation “ – the climate sceptic and rather unpleasant organisation launched by Lord Lawson and Dr Benny Peiser on 23 November 2009. It gloats loudly at any misfortune to attempts to cut carbon emissions ….
India Asks Its Airlines Not To Submit Carbon Tax Data To EU
and on Live Mint at
India Asks It’s Airlines Not To Submit Carbon Tax Data To EU
Even before COP17 started the United States House of Representatives had voted overwhelmingly against taking part in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) declaring Congress and the United States government will not support this ill-advised and illegal EU tax scheme.
Now India has asked its national carriers not to submit data to the EU ETS:
Under the planned Emission Trading Scheme (ETS), airlines using EU airspace will have to pay a fee for carbon emissions that exceed a set limit. They will also need to pay for the part of the journey covered by non-EU airspace.
India has led the opposition to the move with support from more than two dozen countries including the US and China.
“I am directed to say that the ministry has decided that there is no need for Indian carriers to submit any data to European Union under EU-ETS,” the civil aviation ministry said in a letter to all the domestic airlines that fly on international routes on 25 November. The letter was reviewed by Mint.
“Any correspondence received at your end (airlines) from the EU in this regard may be forwarded to this ministry, for taking necessary action,” the letter added.
The data is critical for working out how much an airline needs to pay.
The EU-ETS will follow an annual cycle: operators will be required to monitor yearly emissions, from 1 January to 31 December, on a per-flight basis, said Isaac Valero-Ladron, EU spokesperson for climate action commissioner Connie Hedegaard.
This data must then be aggregated in an annual emissions report and verified by an independent accredited verifier. By 31 March of the following year, the verified report must be submitted to a competent authority.
…………… and it goes on unhelpfully ……….