ETS "stop the clock" (freezing extension of carbon market scheme to aviation sector): - extracts from the vote on the report by Peter LIESE (EPP, DE)

Type: News   Reference: 91651   Duration: 00:02:49  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament
End production: 26/02/2013   First transmission: 26/02/2013
ENVI MEPs voted today on a report for the "Stop the Clock" proposal, by Peter LIESE (EPP). This proposal looks for a temporary derogation of the Article 16 of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) Directive which sets obligations to flights operating to and from the EU to pay for permits for polluting emissions. This proposal comes after an international uproar on this subject and the thread of some airlines to mount a legal challenge to exempt this regulation. Peter LIESE proposal aims to exempt the aviation sector until the International Civil Aviation Organization presents his global emissions deal on an Assembly on September 2013.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior view of the EP, Brussels 00:00:05
00:00:10 Views during the vote; (6 shots) 00:00:28
00:00:38 Proposal adopted : vote result, 58 total voters; 50 in favor ; 8 against 0 abstentions. 00:00:17
00:00:55 SOUNDBITE (English) Peter LIESE (EPP, DE) "I think it is important to give a signal to the international community that we want an international agreement and the assembly of ICAO(International Civil Aviation Organisation) is in September this year, so either there is a solution then it's fine and we can adapt our legislation to this solution or there is no solution, then one more year would also not help and we need to continue with our existing legislation" 00:00:31
00:01:26 SOUNDBITE (English) Peter LIESE (EPP, DE) "The influence of the ITS Aviation is very limited. Ryanair has calculated the price for one flight 25 cents, they have only mainly flights inside the European Union, for intercontinental flights, for very long flights, like to China or Australia, it may be 2 Euro, so as colleagues said, it costs less than a cup of coffee in the London Heathrow" 00:00:30
00:01:56 SOUNDBITE (English) Peter LIESE (EPP, DE) "Unfortunately, the US has been one of the biggest opponents against the European Union and I think we need to challenge the credibility of the US administration. President Obama has been awarded with a Nobel Price for Peace, including for his engagement against the climate change, John Kerry , the current secretary of States has introduced a law called, "Kerry - Lieberman " in the Senat which was ETS for the whole US economy, including for airlines, including for European Airlines, so he did not succeed in the Senat, but he cannot be the leader of the oppositions against something he wanted to introduce himself." 00:00:43
00:02:39 SOUNDBITE (English) Peter LIESE (EPP, DE) "The next step is negotiations with the Council, we need to negotiate with the Member States and hopefully we conclude very soon, so they can agree the legislation in April." 00:00:10
00:02:49 END 00:00:00
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