India Asks It’s Airlines Not To Submit Carbon Tax Data To EU
Posted by Tory Aardvark
The post COP17 spin is that the world has agreed to find a replacement for the Kyoto Protocol and that every country is behind the idea that CO2 is the biggest danger that mankind has ever faced.
The spin bubble lasted 24 hours and then Canada withdrew from the Kyoto Protocol declaring that Kyoto was not the way forward for Canada or the world.
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.
There is global opposition to this stupid EU scheme that will increase the cost of flights, increase the cost of imports to the EU with the knock on effect of still more price rises for everyone trapped within the EUSSR zone, and all for nothing.
How other countries will respond to this Green taxation being forced on them remains to be seen, legal action in international courts is one option, another is the imposition of local taxes on flights originating from the EU.
One thing is certain the EU wont pay for it, the airlines wont pay for it as usual it will be the tax payers who pick up the bill for the outcome of still more CO2 fear.
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Posted on December 19, 2011, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climate Change, European Union, Global Warming, Green Lies, Green Taxation and tagged EU Emissions Trading Scheme, EU Flying Tax, India. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.