Tag Archive for 'EU Emissions Trading Scheme'

CBI Director General says everyone needs to go green

July 5th, 2012 by Confederation of British Industry

John Cridland, the CBI’s Director-General, called on politicians to adopt a smarter, more consistent approach to energy and climate change policy during the launch of the CBI report, The colour of growth: maximising the potential of green business. New research by the UK’s leading business group shows that the UK has the ability to become […]

Aviation’s greenhouse gases to be included in EU Emissions Trading Scheme on 1 January 2012

June 9th, 2011 by Office of the European Commissioner for Climate Action

The EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) was established in 2003 by Directive 2003/87/EC and started operation on 1 January 2005. Initially the EU ETS included only land based industrial installations. In 2008, it was decided that from 1 January 2012 aviation activities of aircraft operators that operate flights arriving at and departing from European […]

FTSE 100 financial companies lead the way on voluntary carbon offsetting but more must be done in terms of quantity and quality

April 20th, 2011 by Carbon Retirement Ltd

A new report by Carbon Retirement Ltd on offsetting in the FTSE 100 shows that the financial sector is leading the way with voluntary offsetting, but companies in other low and medium carbon intensity sectors need to follow suit if the FTSE 100 are to make significant steps towards reducing their collective environmental impact. The […]