Category Archives: Fuel Prices

ALPA Commends ICAO on Advancing Climate Change Policies to Reduce Aircraft Emissions

WASHINGTON—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), applauded a recent decision made by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to move forward with the formulation of a Global Emissions Reduction Plan. ICAO also rejected the inclusion of commercial aviation in … Continue reading

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EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) Takes Center Stage at ICAO

ICAO negotiators from around the world began the 38th ICAO Assembly in Montreal on Tuesday September  24th.  Negotiations on a global scale about the EU-ETS and a global approach to emissions reductions are taking center stage.  Addressing the issue of … Continue reading

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Department of Transportation Announces Air Transportation Center of Excellence

On Friday September 13th, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it will contribute $40 million over the next 10 years to an Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) that will focus on increasing aviation efficiencies.  Secretary of Transportation Anthony … Continue reading

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House approves anti-biofuel amendments

On Wednesday, July 23rd, the House of Representatives approved two amendments to the Defense Appropriations bill that could negatively impact the ability of the Department of Defense (DOD) to procure advanced biofuels.  As Mike Breen, Executive Director of Operation Free notes, … Continue reading

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CFTC hearing confronts oil speculation

On Wednesday July 17th, the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee held a hearing regarding the reauthorization of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  The CFTC is charged with implementing the regulations set forth in the Dodd Frank Wall Street … Continue reading

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Proposed legislation regulating independent agencies is flawed

On July 9th, USA Today contributor Darrell Delamaide penned an excellent column regarding recently introduced legislation (S. 1029, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2013) which seeks to affect the regulatory process.  As the column highlights, the quest to subject independent regulatory … Continue reading

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DOD issues contracts to advance biofuels

On Friday May 24, the Pentagon issued three contracts for biofuel construction plant planning capable of producing over 150 million gallons of advanced biofuels at prices that are competitive with fuels derived from oil.  ALPA and our coalition partners fought … Continue reading

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