The European Union Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard has confirmed that most airlines have provided the required data on their emissions in 2011 including Russian airlines. Eight Chinese and two Indian carriers have failed to submit their 2011 figures, however. The 2011 figures will be used to establish a benchmark to base emissions allowances on. Even though the fact that Russian airlines have submitted the necessary data and many have suggested that the Russian government is about to acquiesce to the EU ETS, the airline concerns have said that they still hoped they would be able to avoid paying the new
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