BEIJING (Reuters) - China will take swift counter-measures that could include impounding European aircraft if the European Union punishes Chinese airlines for non-compliance with a scheme to curb carbon emissions, the China Air Transport Association said on Tuesday.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will take swift counter-measures that could include impounding European aircraft if the European Union punishes Chinese airlines for non-compliance with a scheme to curb carbon emissions, the China Air Transport Association said on Tuesday. Chinese airlines, which have been told by Beijing not to comply with the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme, refused to meet a March 31 deadline for submitting carbon emissions data. EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard has said carriers have until mid-June to submit their data before enforcement action is taken. ...
China will take swift counter-measures that could include impounding European aircraft if the European Union punishes Chinese airlines for non-compliance with a scheme to curb carbon emissions, the China ...
Asia-Pacific airlines will need almost 13,000 new planes worth $1.9 trillion over the next two decades as rising wealth in the region fuels demand for air travel, Boeing said Monday. The US plane maker said on the eve of the Singapore Airshow that 12,820 extra aircraft would be needed by 2032, and the region would account for 36 percent of global deliveries of passenger and freight planes during the period.
China is already home to the world’s longest high-speed rail line and some of its fastest bullet trains, and the government is pouring billions of yuan into building new capacity. In fact, China plans to add more than 3,100 miles of high-speed rail track by 2015, bringing the total length of the system to about 9,000 miles. Meanwhile, China’s airlines are also growing rapidly, with nearly 100 new airports planned by 2020.
China's state-run media on Monday lashed out at Malaysia and its national carrier over their handling of the missing passenger jet, calling for a swifter response effort and tightened airport security.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China Southern Airlines Co Ltd , the country's largest carrier by fleet size, has agreed to buy 10 Airbus A330-300 aircraft for about $1.9 billion, to be delivered in stages from 2014 to 2016. The deal is the second involving Europe's Airbus and a Chinese airliner since the European Union agreed on November 12 to "stop the clock" on plans to force non-EU airlines to adopt its Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). China Eastern Airlines , one of the country's top three carriers, said in late November it had agreed to buy 60 Airbus A320 aircraft for about $5.4 billion. ...
It is possible to curb greenhouse gas emissions generated by the oilsands without clipping the sector’s growth, says a new report by the Canadian Energy Research Institute.
“There is a possibility of having greater economic activity in hydrocarbons and the potential of meeting emissions targets” at the same time, says Allan Fogwill, president of CERI, a Calgary-based independent energy research institute.
The world’s largest oil company sees emissions in the developing world surging 50%, a forecast that suggests the diplomatic push to draft an accord to curb global warming stands to fall short.
The assessment, in a report Tuesday from an Exxon Mobil Corp. team of economists, scientists and engineers, shows how far the world is from cutting pollution blamed for climate disruption. It comes as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon warned envoys Tuesday at United Nations talks in Lima that the “window of opportunity” to slow climate change is closing.
US senators on Thursday proposed sharp cuts in emissions of mercury, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, saying that the nation direly needed tougher rules to improve public health.Senators from President Barack Obama's Democratic Party and moderate Republicans joined forces in the legislation, which would update the landmark Clean Air Act of 1990.But the proposal does not address a more contentious form of gas -- carbon dioxide, which is blamed for global warming. Legislation to curb carbon emissions has languished in the Senate for months.