EU seeks to tighten emissions policy noose round shipping

The president elect of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, wants to bring shipping into  Europe’s emission trading scheme. She’s asked the commissioner-designate for Transport, Rovana Plumb (who still may not get the job) to look into it, stating she wants her to ”lead work on extending the Emissions Trading System to the maritime sector and reducing free allowances for airlines."

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