- Oct 16, 2012
Carbon tax on airplane fuel is the obvious solution, but it would have to be co-ordinated, because otherwise the planes would tend to refuel elsewhere.
We have a tax on kerosene / jet fuel, if you use it in your central heating.
But not if ryanair uses it in a plane. The reason is the airlines said long ago that if a tax was imposed they could refuel in another country ... so it's safest to have no tax.
Plus, most of the airlines in the EU belonged to states, and this was a back-door "state aid".
Maybe someone with kerosene central heating could claim that it is an experimental aircraft that is still without its wings?