The Greek shipowners strongly opposed the European Commission's plans to include the shipping industry under the EU's Emissions Trading System, ETS, and would rather see the EU introduce taxes on fossil fuels, writes the Greek shipowners' association in a response to the EU Commission:
"Rather than including maritime transport in the EU ETS, which is a system that is fundamentally incompatible with core characteristics of deep-sea shipping, and bulk/tramp shipping in particular, the European Commission should consider establishing a mandatory levy / fund, the proceeds of which should be used to invest in much-needed R&D into new, zero-emissions fuels," write the Greek shipowners.
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