UK first to issue free carbon credits to airlines
DECC has issued the first free allowances to airlines under the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS)The energy department has given almost five million allowances to three airline operators, making the UK the first EU member state to issue the allowances under the controversial expansion of the cap
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In R. (on the application of Friends of the Earth Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the claimant applied for judicial review of the Secretary’s decisions to approve pro-posals and policies prepared under the Climate Change Act 2008, and to publish the government’s Net Zero Strategy to comply with his obligations.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently consulted on proposals to strengthen and improve the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), and has published its response and decisions.