Tag Archive for 'aircraft'

Increased C02 emissions could lead to more clear air turbulence during transatlantic flights

April 8th, 2013 by Nature Climate Change

Climate change may lead to bumpier transatlantic flights by the middle of the 21st century, suggests work published in the letter “Intensification of winter transatlantic aviation turbulence in response to climate change‘ in the journal Nature Climate Change. The study reports that clear-air turbulence is likely to change significantly with the doubling of carbon dioxide […]

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 […]