Shipping on board the EU ETS?

Recent statements from the European Commission have suggested the shipping industry is under consideration for inclusion, along with aviation, in the post-2012 EU emissions trading scheme (EU ETS).

Jos Delbeke, head of the EU ETS, indicated in a recent interview that the European Commission may put forward proposals to impose caps on the maritime sector before the end of this year, though no final decisions have been taken. An EC spokeswoman confirmed that the maritime sector is under scrutin