BA trials Defra scheme

May 2006
Travel Weekly: The Choice of Travel Professionals;5/5/2006, Issue 1819, p6
Trade Publication
This article reports that British Airways (BA) PLC is the only airline to take part in a trial emissions-trading scheme run by the British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The voluntary scheme is in its fourth year and involves 33 companies. A BA spokeswoman said, it has been beneficial. The company now has experience of a trading scheme and it has reduced the emissions. A Defra spokesman said, there is a cap on how much businesses can emit. A company is given allowances for, say, 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide--based on its historical emissions. At the end of a set period, companies have to provide allowances for the amount they have emitted.


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