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Brussels to launch shipping emissions monitoring system
| 02 October 2012
| Marc Hall and Arthur Neslen
Posted on 10/02/2012 12:05:16 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The European Commission announced yesterday (2 October) that it intends to introduce an emissions monitoring system in early 2013, in a bid to curb the environmental footprint left by the shipping industry.
The Commission said in a statement it would outline a simple, robust and globally feasible approach towards setting a system for monitoring, reporting and verification of emissions based on fuel consumption.
This was the necessary starting point for further action on greenhouse gas emissions, it said, flagging market-based mechanisms.
These could include a maritime emissions trading scheme (ETS) or bunker fuel levies.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: emissions; europeanunion; eussr; shipping; taxtheworld
Hmm. Their attempt at taxing airline emissions was quite heavily resisted. Think this might be as well?
posted on 10/02/2012 12:05:34 AM PDT
Commies have never seen a tax they didn’t love.
posted on 10/02/2012 12:08:14 AM PDT
(The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
Sounds like another taxing scheme to me. The “Left” and “Taxes” are interchangable.
posted on 10/02/2012 12:24:51 AM PDT
by Gene Eric
(Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
It's all about the taxes.
posted on 10/02/2012 6:20:18 AM PDT
by E. Pluribus Unum
(Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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