The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy is consulting on UK implementation of the agreed amendments to the Aviation EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). Consultation closes 5th January 2018. The amendments to be implemented are:
a) to extend the existing Intra-European Economic Area (EEA) scope for the Aviation EU ETS until 31 December 2023
b) to introduce simplified procedures for operators emitting less than 3,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum on intra-EEA flights; and
c) to extend the exemption for non-commercial operators emitting less than 1,000 tonnes of CO2 per year until 2030.